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# fine-gael - Friday 17 June, 2022

Varadkar's Dáil comments 'degraded' everyone who's made mistakes in their past, says Senator
# Dail Spat
# Dail Spat

Varadkar's Dáil comments 'degraded' everyone who's made mistakes in their past, says Senator

Jun 17th 2022, 3:36 PM 62,881 Views 116 Comments

Senator Lynn Ruane said words said in the Dáil can target and impact communities.

# fine-gael - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Varadkar 'not ruling out' new cost-of-living measures before Budget

Varadkar 'not ruling out' new cost-of-living measures before Budget

Updated Jun 16th 2022, 3:04 PM 31,886 Views 96 Comments

As things stand, the Tánaiste said the plan is still to wait until budget day in October.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Watch our LIVE event: The EU and You - how young Irish people can prosper as citizens of Europe
# The Journal Live
# The Journal Live

Watch our LIVE event: The EU and You - how young Irish people can prosper as citizens of Europe

Jun 15th 2022, 8:15 PM 5,455 Views 3 Comments

Our youth audience heard from MEPs and European expert on how they work – and challenged them on how EU should tackle issues such as climate change.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Harris says bullies have 'no right' to be in FG, calls on councillor with bullying claims to make complaint
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Harris says bullies have 'no right' to be in FG, calls on councillor with bullying claims to make complaint

May 4th 2022, 5:34 PM 18,864 Views 32 Comments

‘It cannot be tolerated, will not be tolerated,’ said Minister Simon Harris.

Former Education Minister Joe McHugh will not stand in next general election
# Joe McHugh
# Joe McHugh

Former Education Minister Joe McHugh will not stand in next general election

May 4th 2022, 11:21 AM 15,153 Views 11 Comments

The Fine Gael TD said he made the decision to step away from politics in order to spend more time with his family.

# fine-gael - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Quiz: How much do you know about Enda Kenny?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about Enda Kenny?

Apr 24th 2022, 10:00 PM 39,580 Views 40 Comments

Time to hark back.

# fine-gael - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Sinn Féin needles Varadkar over Fine Gael backbench unease about Carbon Tax hike
# Politics
# Politics

Sinn Féin needles Varadkar over Fine Gael backbench unease about Carbon Tax hike

Updated Apr 7th 2022, 1:32 PM 24,067 Views 49 Comments

The carbon tax is set to increase next month from €33.50 to €41.00 per tonne of carbon.

# fine-gael - Friday 1 April, 2022

Gardaí should gather evidence of Russia's war crimes by interviewing refugees, says Flanagan
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Gardaí should gather evidence of Russia's war crimes by interviewing refugees, says Flanagan

Apr 1st 2022, 6:00 AM 9,762 Views 16 Comments

The former justice minister has written to the Garda Commissioner asking for the the gardaí to take statements.

# fine-gael - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Fine Gael senator apologises and retracts statement about Robbie Keane's salary
# FAI
# FAI

Fine Gael senator apologises and retracts statement about Robbie Keane's salary

Mar 31st 2022, 11:50 AM 33,463 Views 0 Comments

Senator Micheál Carrigy had said Keane should donate his FAI salary over the past two years to local soccer clubs.

# fine-gael - Monday 28 February, 2022

Former Fine Gael party secretary to take claim over being forced to retire at 65
# WRC
# WRC

Former Fine Gael party secretary to take claim over being forced to retire at 65

Feb 28th 2022, 7:15 PM 30,513 Views 0 Comments

The party will face the Workplace Relations Commission on Thursday morning.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Explainer: Was the USC meant to be a temporary measure?
# Universal Social Charge
# Universal Social Charge

Explainer: Was the USC meant to be a temporary measure?

Feb 15th 2022, 2:44 PM 24,369 Views 47 Comments

Some politicians’ stances on the tax have changed over the years.

# fine-gael - Thursday 10 February, 2022

'Government doesn't get it': Opposition parties say cost of living package won't go far enough
# Inflation
# Inflation

'Government doesn't get it': Opposition parties say cost of living package won't go far enough

Feb 10th 2022, 1:44 PM 22,156 Views 54 Comments

The rising cost of living is ‘hurting people in the pocket’, said Leo Varadkar.

# fine-gael - Saturday 5 February, 2022

Relationships cracks between Coalition partners show we're returning to business as usual
# Trouble In Paradise
# Trouble In Paradise

Relationships cracks between Coalition partners show we're returning to business as usual

Feb 5th 2022, 11:00 AM 20,909 Views 18 Comments

The Coalition partners buried their differences during Covid-19, but now the cracks are beginning to show.

# fine-gael - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Man (43) pleads guilty to harassing TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
# Court
# Court

Man (43) pleads guilty to harassing TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

Jan 27th 2022, 1:04 PM 44,148 Views 0 Comments

The court has ordered a victim impact statement.

# fine-gael - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Sinn Féin remain most popular party, but current coalition government is the preferred option
# New Poll
# New Poll

Sinn Féin remain most popular party, but current coalition government is the preferred option

Jan 9th 2022, 12:25 PM 36,691 Views 149 Comments

Sinn Féin is in the lead with 33% support, while Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are on 23% and 19% respectively.

# fine-gael - Friday 7 January, 2022

'Decision to ratify the Treaty must have weighed on every single TD back in 1922' - Varadkar
# Anglo Irish Treaty
# Anglo Irish Treaty

'Decision to ratify the Treaty must have weighed on every single TD back in 1922' - Varadkar

Jan 7th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,729 Views 62 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar will give a keynote speech today to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Tánaiste says there will be no blackouts this winter as power stations back online
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says there will be no blackouts this winter as power stations back online

Dec 8th 2021, 10:25 PM 22,524 Views 43 Comments

It is understood Leo Varadkar made the comment at tonight’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting.

# fine-gael - Monday 6 December, 2021

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them
# Treaty 100
# Treaty 100

Taoiseach says Treaty negotiators were 'great people' but declines to say if De Valera should have been among them

Dec 6th 2021, 5:04 PM 32,522 Views 21 Comments

Éamonn De Valera, the founder of Martin’s Fianna Fáil party, famously did not travel to London for the Treaty negotiations in 1921.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Austin Currie, civil rights activist and politician on both sides of the border, dies aged 82
# RIP
# RIP

Austin Currie, civil rights activist and politician on both sides of the border, dies aged 82

Nov 9th 2021, 9:09 PM 44,494 Views 28 Comments

Austin Currie’s family confirmed the news this evening.

# fine-gael - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Budget (Leaks) 2012: Household Charge, Enda's National Address and 'sacrosanct' corporate tax
# Times Of Austerity
# Times Of Austerity

Budget (Leaks) 2012: Household Charge, Enda's National Address and 'sacrosanct' corporate tax

Oct 10th 2021, 7:01 AM 20,480 Views 4 Comments

Budget 2012 was the first budget of the Fine Gael/Labour era.

# fine-gael - Saturday 9 October, 2021

What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?

Oct 9th 2021, 7:30 AM 13,662 Views 14 Comments

In October 2019, 290 MEPs voted against resuming search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean. Four were Fine Gael MEPs. What was behind that vote?

# fine-gael - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Fine Gael sets out major new childcare policies
# Childcare
# Childcare

Fine Gael sets out major new childcare policies

Oct 3rd 2021, 7:45 AM 15,311 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael is calling for a ‘major re-prioritisation’ of early childhood by the Government and policymakers.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 4:50 PM 44,238 Views 124 Comments

Sinn Féin is set to table a motion of no confidence in Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney tomorrow.

# fine-gael - Monday 13 September, 2021

As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'
# Reset
# Reset

As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'

Updated Sep 13th 2021, 3:30 PM 36,715 Views 86 Comments

The FG leader said it was time to “refresh, regroup and reset”.

# fine-gael - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Taoiseach must 'stamp his authority' and put an end to Zappone row, Fianna Fáil TD says
# James Lawless
# James Lawless

Taoiseach must 'stamp his authority' and put an end to Zappone row, Fianna Fáil TD says

Sep 5th 2021, 3:27 PM 25,728 Views 55 Comments

James Lawless described the controversy as a “Fine Gael mess” and insisted: “There’s not a single Fianna Fail-er near this.”

# fine-gael - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Taoiseach hails 'hugely important' IPCC climate report following criticism of his 'silence' yesterday
# Co2 Levels
# Co2 Levels

Taoiseach hails 'hugely important' IPCC climate report following criticism of his 'silence' yesterday

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 5:38 PM 18,804 Views 70 Comments

A UN report on climate change has found “deep reductions” in emissions are crucial to limit global warming.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Former TD to contact gardaí after false text circulates ahead of Dublin Bay South by-election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Former TD to contact gardaí after false text circulates ahead of Dublin Bay South by-election

Jul 7th 2021, 9:53 PM 73,740 Views 35 Comments

A message claiming to be from a former Fine Gael TD tells recipients to vote for five female candidates.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Fine Gael lead with Labour in second in Dublin Bay South by-election, poll shows
# Two Horse Race
# Two Horse Race

Fine Gael lead with Labour in second in Dublin Bay South by-election, poll shows

Jun 29th 2021, 8:02 AM 22,030 Views 77 Comments

An Irish Times poll shows Fine Gael candidate James Geoghegan has the support of 27% of voters.

# fine-gael - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?
# The Banks
# The Banks

Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?

Jun 24th 2021, 6:45 AM 16,385 Views 15 Comments

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe announced the six-month sale process yesterday.

# fine-gael - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Varadkar says Fine Gael's 40,000 new homes a year target is not government policy but has been discussed
# Housing
# Housing

Varadkar says Fine Gael's 40,000 new homes a year target is not government policy but has been discussed

Jun 20th 2021, 1:59 PM 23,335 Views 112 Comments

Yesterday the Tánaiste told the Fine Gael Ard Fhéis that he was setting a target of 70% home-ownership.

# 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 19,146 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 12,342 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 18,560 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 56,030 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 38,050 Views 54 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 15,788 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 61,281 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 59,257 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 34,902 Views 89 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 62,581 Views 80 Comments

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

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