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# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

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2022
# keynote speech
Varadkar praises Martin for 'common sense' leadership as Taoiseach
Leo Varadkar is due to become Taoiseach on Saturday 17 December.
# toll charge
Govt may call for toll price hikes to be scrapped, minister says
Junior Minister Hildegarde Naughton said that the timing of the price hikes was ‘not good’.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
FG members to vote on inheritance tax, weapons for Ukraine and setting up in Northern Ireland
Leo Varadkar’s address to the party will be televised live on RTE One tomorrow evening.
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# On the up
Taoiseach: 'Householders will have to pay more to fill their cars, for electricity and gas under carbon tax hikes'
Varadkar said the increase in carbon taxes will be needed over the next number of years.
# renting rights
Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law
The law plans to make it an offence for landlords with properties in RPZs to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.
# ge 18
Taoiseach promises to raise top rate of tax to €50k over next five years
In what many are dubbing an election speech, the Taoiseach promised transformational tax reform.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Fine Gael to follow GAA footsteps with new disciplinary rules
The new disciplinary rules, which will put in place binding arbitration for internal disputes.
# Middle East
Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year
The Tánaiste also said Ireland could be forced in to recognising the State of Palestine.
# Election ready
FG warns FF: 'We are election ready. The printing machines are oiled, the photos are taken'
Last night the party members were told to get the constituency candidates ready as an election could happen at any time.
# Sexual Assault
New national survey on sexual violence to be completed in two years
The minister said he expects the survey to begin next year, stating that it should be completed within 18 months.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF
Fine Gael heard a rallying call at its Ard Fheis last night for the party to be election ready.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed
The minister said the government has a duty to make sure the next generation is informed.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Varadkar says FG can look proudly to its record in 'caring for families'
Varadkar said Fine Gael is a “compassionate party” that has a role in offering a helping hand to those that need it.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Final say on FG entering coalition government with another party may have to go to a vote
Fine Gael will consider a rule change to allow a special party conference to be convened.
# Income Tax
Fine Gael Ard Fheis to vote on the introduction of a new middle band for income tax
The Ard Fheis will also deal with a number of other motions on Brexit, social welfare, rents, and future referendums.
# Election 2016
8 things we learned at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis
“Keep the recovery” going was THE buzz phrase at Citywest as Enda Kenny rallied the Fine Gael troops.
# The Final Countdown
Enda Kenny says there's only one question in this election
In his last major speech before the election, the Taoiseach urged the public to re-elect the government.
# Election 2016
Enda was asked whether he'd work with Michael Lowry, he didn't say no
The Taoiseach was speaking at his party’s Ard Fheis.
# how to
Revealed: The Fine Gael guide to canvassing and how to lash the other parties
The party has produced a 15-page guide for canvassers ahead of the general election campaign.
Love and kisses for Noonan who likens Fianna Fáil to 'Comical Ali as the tanks roll in'
Michael Noonan got two standing ovations from party members.
# opening salvo
‘Total disaster’: Enda lashes Fianna Fáil as he rallies the troops
The Taoiseach was speaking as he opened his party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin.
# Citywest
Security alert at Fine Gael Ard Fheis after suspect cartridge found
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to make his opening address this evening.
# No expense spared
Fine Gael is charging charities for pretty much everything at its Ard Fheis
The party insists it makes no profit for providing exhibition space and stands for organisations at its gathering in Citywest.
# Going to the country
Why it looks increasingly like the general election will take place in February 2016
The dates for party ard fheiseanna and conferences are starting to give the game away.
# Stay close to me...
VIDEO: Slick Enda's entrance music was Take That at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis
The Taoiseach was all Gary Barlow on Saturday night…
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
8 things we learned at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis
The biggest party in the State gathered in south Dublin this weekend, and here’s what we found out…
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Enda Kenny tells Fine Gael: 'For Ireland, our best days are up ahead'
Enda Kenny has quoted Einstein and Lincoln in a keynote speech to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin tonight.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Fine Gael says 'yes' to same-sex marriage but 'no' to legalising cannabis
Alan Shatter has been warmly received by delegates at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin today.
# Rehab Group
Taoiseach on Rehab salaries: 'The public like to know these things'
Enda Kenny declined to state specifically whether Fine Gael advisor Frank Flannery, a former CEO at Rehab, should go before the PAC.
# The Children Are The Future
Children First Bill to be published within weeks - Fitzgerald
The Children’s Minister says that Fine Gael is “putting children first”.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Michael Noonan: I’ll consider tax cuts, Richard Bruton: I won’t consider wage hikes
On day two of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis, the Minister for Finance has given the clearest indication yet that a tax cut is on the way.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Fine Gael will debate legalising cannabis at its Ard Fheis today
Day two of the party’s annual gathering is getting under way at the RDS in Dublin today with Justice Minister Alan Shatter to speak at a session on transparency and accountability.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
'Hands off our children, you're not getting them': Fine Gael debates smoking and e-cigarettes
There were plenty of strong words for tobacco companies on the opening night of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Pics: Enda Kenny having a nice trip at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Don’t worry, he recovered fully to continue with his speech this evening at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis.
# Portlaoise
Kenny: No family should have to fight for truth in our health system
The Taoiseach was responding to the publication of a damning report today examining the deaths of four babies at Portlaoise Regional Hospital.
# Universal health insurance
Reilly: Some say we can't afford UHI - but we can't afford the current system
Health Minister James Reilly was speaking at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin this evening.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Legalising cannabis, joining NATO and 9 other motions at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Legalising cannabis, supporting same-sex marriage and talking justice, transparency and accountability with Alan Shatter – it’s all happening at the RDS this weekend.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
This video will get Fine Gael members totally psyched for their Ard Fheis
Everyone else? Not so much…
# Ard Fheis
In pictures: The final day of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis
The event came to a close with a speech by Enda Kenny at the Convention Centre in Dublin last night.
# Protests
FG: Gardaí 'instructed blinds to be pulled' as protests gathered outside Árd Fheis
Gardaí reportedly advised that blinds be pulled at the Convention Centre as anti-household charge protesters gathered outside.