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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Varadkar: Fine Gael should establish a branch in Northern Ireland
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Varadkar: Fine Gael should establish a branch in Northern Ireland

Jun 15th 2021, 7:56 PM 18,903 Views 78 Comments
  • The Tánaiste addressed Fine Gael members at the party's Ard Fheis this evening.
  • He said Fine Gael should set up a branch in Northern Ireland to recuit members.
  • On a united Ireland, he said he believes "in the unification of our island and I believe it can happen in my lifetime".

# fine-gael - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?
# Controversy
# Controversy

Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 3:10 PM 12,267 Views 48 Comments
  • It was reported yesterday that Sinn Féin party members had pretended to be pollsters carrying fake marketing research company IDs.
  • SF TD Eoin Ó Broin described the practice as "widespread and common".
  • Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have also engaged in similar polling in the past.
Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers
# Door To Door Polling
# Door To Door Polling

Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 9:15 AM 18,505 Views 63 Comments

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have all said that party members posed as pollsters.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices
# Door To Door Polling
# Door To Door Polling

Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 7:02 PM 55,901 Views 150 Comments

Varadkar says the practice was “discontinued” in the past seven years.

# fine-gael - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?
# Blue Steel
# Blue Steel

Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?

Jun 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 36,590 Views 52 Comments
  • The party will fancy their chances but there's an opportunity for others to spring a surprise, writes Rónán Duffy
  • Will Eamon Ryan's personal vote be retained in Green hands or could Labour be the beneficiaries?
  • When Sinn Féin drives turnout it has a chance anywhere but is it a case of right time but wrong place?

# fine-gael - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion

May 25th 2021, 6:36 PM 15,680 Views 24 Comments

The minister said he found it “deeply troubling” that Sinn Fein will not also condemn the actions of Hamas.

Fine Gael distances itself from councillor's comments that child benefit can be a 'subsidy to have sex'
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael distances itself from councillor's comments that child benefit can be a 'subsidy to have sex'

May 25th 2021, 5:05 PM 60,581 Views 80 Comments

Cllr David McManus said he did not mean to cause offence by his comments.

# fine-gael - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll

May 23rd 2021, 10:02 AM 58,922 Views 183 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald’s party has seen a slight dip in support but is still ahead of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

# fine-gael - Monday 17 May, 2021

FG candidate in Dublin Bay South wants to be 'voice for generation locked out of housing market'
# Writ Large
# Writ Large

FG candidate in Dublin Bay South wants to be 'voice for generation locked out of housing market'

May 17th 2021, 1:27 PM 34,512 Views 90 Comments

Barrister James Geoghegan sought to move past the controversy over the selection process.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'

Updated May 12th 2021, 7:49 PM 62,421 Views 80 Comments

The Tánaiste made the comments at a Fine Gael meeting this evening.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures

May 11th 2021, 8:10 PM 11,365 Views 27 Comments

It could be a “number of weeks” before new measures are announced, say sources.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

RTÉ has made an 'initial payment' to Revenue over self-employment contracts, Dáil committee hears
# Money At Montrose
# Money At Montrose

RTÉ has made an 'initial payment' to Revenue over self-employment contracts, Dáil committee hears

Apr 27th 2021, 3:51 PM 39,211 Views 56 Comments

The State broadcaster is facing a “structural funding problem”, according to its director general.

Former housing minister Eoghan Murphy resigns as TD for Dublin Bay South
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Former housing minister Eoghan Murphy resigns as TD for Dublin Bay South

Updated Apr 27th 2021, 10:53 AM 153,579 Views 223 Comments

Murphy held the role of Housing Minister for three years.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

FF and FG seek to share the spoils as two Senators will be elected today
# Upper House
# Upper House

FF and FG seek to share the spoils as two Senators will be elected today

Apr 21st 2021, 6:00 AM 10,885 Views 26 Comments

The government parties have a voting pact to support each other’s candidate, as well as their own.

# fine-gael - Saturday 3 April, 2021

Enda Kenny says it's time to 'move on' from golfgate as he rules out presidential ambitions
# Former Taoiseach
# Former Taoiseach

Enda Kenny says it's time to 'move on' from golfgate as he rules out presidential ambitions

Apr 3rd 2021, 1:50 PM 67,760 Views 116 Comments

The former taoiseach played golf at the event but did not attend the controversial dinner.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs

Mar 31st 2021, 11:50 PM 30,128 Views 88 Comments

TDs have been hearing from teachers and other frontline workers unhappy with the changes.

# fine-gael - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Fianna Fáil’s support drops to 11% in latest Red C poll
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

Fianna Fáil’s support drops to 11% in latest Red C poll

Mar 28th 2021, 3:17 PM 28,587 Views 55 Comments

Today’s Red C poll also shows that 67% of people think the government is not doing a good job in handling the vaccine rollout.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside
# Controversy
# Controversy

An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside

Mar 16th 2021, 6:15 AM 20,963 Views 82 Comments

If charges were to be brought, Fianna Fáil would call for his removal, sources said.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

TDs call for vaccine side deals to be struck as health minister says 'there is no vaccine mountain'
# PP MEETINGS
# PP MEETINGS

TDs call for vaccine side deals to be struck as health minister says 'there is no vaccine mountain'

Mar 10th 2021, 9:09 PM 21,145 Views 65 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar anticipates the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be approved by the European Medicines Agency tomorrow.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping

Mar 3rd 2021, 1:28 PM 22,881 Views 37 Comments

The Hungarian leader has overseen an increasingly authoritarian regime.

# fine-gael - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Poll: What Government coalition do you want next time around?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What Government coalition do you want next time around?

Feb 13th 2021, 9:00 AM 67,320 Views 178 Comments

Fianna Fáil TDs appear to be softening their opinion of going in with Sinn Fein – is it a runner?

# fine-gael - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

Feb 11th 2021, 1:35 PM 80,257 Views 89 Comments

Tensions were running high during Leaders’ Questions.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Fine Gael readmits three senators who lost the party whip over their attendance at Golfgate dinner
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Fine Gael readmits three senators who lost the party whip over their attendance at Golfgate dinner

Jan 12th 2021, 4:02 PM 35,431 Views 75 Comments

The party whip was removed from Senators Jerry Buttimer, Paddy Burke and John Cummins in August.

# fine-gael - Friday 11 December, 2020

Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media
# Warning
# Warning

Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media

Dec 11th 2020, 7:46 AM 48,663 Views 107 Comments

The Tánaiste said he was concerned about where Irish politics was going.

# fine-gael - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Sparks fly as FG members question Sinn Féin TD's chairmanship of Dáil Committee after IRA comments
# Martin Browne
# Martin Browne

Sparks fly as FG members question Sinn Féin TD's chairmanship of Dáil Committee after IRA comments

Dec 10th 2020, 4:16 PM 43,487 Views 119 Comments

Martin Browne is chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Public Petitions

# fine-gael - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue
# Analysis
# Analysis

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue

Dec 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 38,580 Views 124 Comments

As long as the two parties are polling well, the strategy is unlikely to change.

# fine-gael - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Sinn Féin close gap on Fine Gael with highest-ever result in opinion poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin close gap on Fine Gael with highest-ever result in opinion poll

Nov 29th 2020, 8:11 AM 40,673 Views 187 Comments

Support for the party at its highest ever level in the Business Post poll.

# fine-gael - Friday 20 November, 2020

'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns'

Nov 20th 2020, 9:52 PM 41,851 Views 66 Comments

The former minister urged the government to change its approach to Covid-19.

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

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

Nov 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 28,574 Views 81 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Friday 13 November, 2020

Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House

Nov 13th 2020, 5:51 PM 6,598 Views 2 Comments

None of the members of the board of Pieta House are paid for their work.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

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

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

Updated Nov 10th 2020, 3:00 PM 46,261 Views 195 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Monday 9 November, 2020

Fine Gael TD brands Shane Ross a ‘waste of time’ over electric scooters
# Alan Farrell
# Alan Farrell

Fine Gael TD brands Shane Ross a ‘waste of time’ over electric scooters

Nov 9th 2020, 8:18 AM 48,092 Views 81 Comments

Alan Farrell is set to propose a bill to legislate electric scooters and electric bikes on Irish roads.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail
# Short Cut
# Short Cut

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:05 PM 42,772 Views 150 Comments

The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.

# fine-gael - Sunday 1 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 1st 2020, 1:56 PM 34,148 Views 0 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Saturday 31 October, 2020

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

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

Updated Oct 31st 2020, 6:15 PM 131,403 Views 0 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Monday 12 October, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

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

Oct 12th 2020, 9:15 AM 20,159 Views 82 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread
# Circuit Break
# Circuit Break

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread

Updated Oct 11th 2020, 4:09 PM 326,154 Views 373 Comments

The Tánaiste wrote in today’s Sunday Independent that numerous considerations must be made before opting for a second lockdown.

# fine-gael - Thursday 8 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 8th 2020, 7:25 AM 27,609 Views 67 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner
# Financial Services
# Financial Services

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 1:34 PM 30,558 Views 36 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP will replace Phil Hogan, who resigned in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.

NPHET looking at whether to mandate the use of face masks instead of visors
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET looking at whether to mandate the use of face masks instead of visors

Oct 7th 2020, 7:45 AM 44,085 Views 169 Comments

Varadkar floated the idea of fines with examples given such as a €50 fine for not wearing a mask.

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