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# fianna-fail - Friday 20 November, 2020

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company

TDs offices have been inundated with poor customer service complaints from constituents.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Dáil approves appointment of former Senator and ex-NAGP lobbyist Geraldine Feeney to Sipo

No debate was held on the motion, despite objection to this by opposition politicians.

# fianna-fail - Friday 13 November, 2020

Malcolm Byrne: I worry we are entering a Trumpian era of divided politics in Ireland

The Fianna Fáil senator says recent events have convinced him that political discourse has changed and that a place for considered compromise must now be found in Irish politics.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Dáil meets in Leinster House but moves across the Liffey for confidence vote in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

The Dáil met at 2pm and voted to relocate to the Convention Centre Dublin.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 5 November, 2020

MacSharry says Taoiseach should not get 'overly defensive' about criticisms made towards him

MacSharry says FF has lost sight of its principes.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement

Paschal Donohoe backed Leo Varadkar, even as pressure grows on the Tánaiste.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract

The Green Party is calling on the Tánaiste to take questions in the Dáil.

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing

Allegations that Varadkar breached a number of laws were made in a story by the Village magazine.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'

Niall Collins says online abuse directed at TDs is ‘orchestrated’.

# fianna-fail - Monday 12 October, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners

The Budget will be delivered by ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath.

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch

Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll

Approval with the government has plummeted since June according to the latest opinion poll.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in

One thing is for sure, this government needs a win.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says'

Making the tough decisions in government during a pandemic is not easy, says O’Callaghan.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Latest opinion poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil’s approval rated dipped again in the latest Sunday Times poll.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements

Martin said Cabinet intends to keep the Pandemic Unemployment Payment “under review”.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 17 September, 2020

'I want Micheál Martin to succeed as Taoiseach' says Jim O'Callaghan after bruising FF meeting

O’Callaghan said the Taoiseach is ‘doing a good job’.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Fianna Fáil fall five points to 10% while Fine Gael stay on top on 35%, in latest poll

A Business Post/Red C Research poll indicates that Fianna Fáil are down 5 points, while there’s no change for Sinn Féin or Fine Gael.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'

“The most important thing about Dublin is how to get to grips with the virus,” the Taoiseach said.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister

Dara Calleary resigned last month amid the Golfgate controversy.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about Éamon de Valera?

He died 45 years ago today.

# fianna-fail - Monday 24 August, 2020

Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy

Calleary resigned from Cabinet last Friday over his attendance at a golfing dinner in Galway.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 22 August, 2020

'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'

Lise Hand draws parallels between Fianna Fáil past and present: “It was this lethal combination of incoherence and arrogance which did it for the government in 2011.”

# fianna-fail - Friday 21 August, 2020

Government plunged into turmoil as public anger grows in wake of golf dinner controversy

The resignation of Dara Calleary this morning began a day of chaos and confusion for the government.

Galway Cathaoirleach says golf event smacks of 'one rule for them and another for us'

Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary was among those at a golf function with over 80 attendees at a hotel on Wednesday night

# fianna-fail - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson

Meat industry representatives appeared before the special Dáil committee on Covid this afternoon.

'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'

Meat plants accused of ‘union-busting tactics’ by a trade union representative.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Leo Varadkar admits 'rocky start' by government due to 'unforced errors'

The newly formed coalition has been beset by difficulties since it formed at the end of June.

# fianna-fail - Friday 31 July, 2020

Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets

MacSharry acknowledged his comments will not be popular, but he stood over his words yesterday.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 30 July, 2020

'It's not popular, but needs to be said': MacSharry defends saying some civil servants using lockdown to watch box sets

High-ranking civil servants have called for the comments to be withdrawn.

# fianna-fail - Monday 27 July, 2020

1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August

All schools have been closed since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers

Donohoe said he accepts it has caused “great annoyance and anger” but defended the controversial decision.

# fianna-fail - Friday 24 July, 2020

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism

Minister for public expenditure Michael McGrath “didn’t recall” his party, Fianna Fáil, trying to block the same allowances in 2017.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month

HSE advice shifted from self-isolation to asking people to restrict movements.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump

Micheál Martin has spoken to several world leaders and senior EU figures – but not Donald Trump.

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub

Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen

Cowen was sacked from the role last night amid a drink-driving controversy.

A timeline: How the Barry Cowen drink-driving saga unfolded

It’s been a turbulent few days – here’s a way to keep up with it all.

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