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#Fine Gael

# 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 35,254 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 48,140 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 43,350 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 38,471 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 40,487 Views 188 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 41,803 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 28,389 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 5,900 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 46,159 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 47,019 Views 78 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 42,426 Views 149 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 34,095 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 131,135 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 20,149 Views 81 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 325,838 Views 370 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 27,587 Views 66 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 30,296 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 43,997 Views 169 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister
# Galway
# Galway

Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister

Sep 30th 2020, 11:47 AM 20,516 Views 29 Comments

Helen McEntee was speaking following scenes of large gatherings in Galway.

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?

Sep 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,342 Views 91 Comments

The video on Twitter and Facebook accused Sinn Féin of being “two-faced and hypocritical”. But were the claims in it correct?

# fine-gael - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Tánaiste says Michael D'Arcy should have contacted Sipo prior to taking new job as CEO of funds lobby group
# SIPO
# SIPO

Tánaiste says Michael D'Arcy should have contacted Sipo prior to taking new job as CEO of funds lobby group

Updated Sep 29th 2020, 2:30 PM 36,470 Views 5 Comments

The former junior finance minister is to resign his seat in the Seanad to take up the role.

# fine-gael - Monday 28 September, 2020

Former junior minister won't engage 'in any lobbying activities' for 12 months as CEO of funds sector lobby group
# Senator
# Senator

Former junior minister won't engage 'in any lobbying activities' for 12 months as CEO of funds sector lobby group

Updated Sep 28th 2020, 3:41 PM 41,097 Views 85 Comments

D’Arcy is set to resign his Seanad seat to become chief executive of the Irish Association of Investment Management.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Fine Gael councillor apologises after trying to have HAP tenant relocated while acting as estate agent
# Ethics Breach
# Ethics Breach

Fine Gael councillor apologises after trying to have HAP tenant relocated while acting as estate agent

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:35 PM 50,653 Views 0 Comments

Danny Byrne was found in breach of the Code of Conduct under the Local Government Act by Dublin City Council.

# fine-gael - Sunday 20 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 20th 2020, 10:17 AM 41,660 Views 156 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?
# Euro Star
# Euro Star

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Sep 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 36,960 Views 30 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel
# IRELAND'S ROADMAP
# IRELAND'S ROADMAP

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel

Sep 2nd 2020, 7:38 PM 58,047 Views 87 Comments

Varadkar said he wouldn’t be surprised if Ireland loses the Trade Commissioner role.

# fine-gael - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner
# European Commission
# European Commission

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner

Aug 30th 2020, 6:24 PM 28,866 Views 100 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned from the role following his attendance at a controversial golf dinner in Galway.

# fine-gael - 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'
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

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

Aug 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 79,172 Views 134 Comments

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.”

# fine-gael - Friday 21 August, 2020

Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson
# Controversy
# Controversy

Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 5:00 PM 108,693 Views 167 Comments

The EU Commissioner is based in Belgium, which is not on Ireland’s travel ‘green list’.

Leo Varadkar: 'The event organised by the Oireachtas Golf Society should not have happened'
# Statement
# Statement

Leo Varadkar: 'The event organised by the Oireachtas Golf Society should not have happened'

Aug 21st 2020, 12:07 PM 54,398 Views 87 Comments

Varadkar confirmed that the party whip has been removed from three of his party’s senators.

# fine-gael - Thursday 13 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 13th 2020, 1:22 PM 31,163 Views 34 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations
# Nitrous Oxide
# Nitrous Oxide

Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations

Aug 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 31,430 Views 23 Comments

Revenue’s figures indicate a sharp rise in seizures this year.

# fine-gael - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Leo Varadkar admits 'rocky start' by government due to 'unforced errors'
# Foot In Mouth
# Foot In Mouth

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

Aug 1st 2020, 5:29 PM 41,149 Views 67 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Sunday 26 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 26th 2020, 3:29 PM 57,118 Views 139 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Friday 24 July, 2020

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

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

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 5:13 PM 50,097 Views 158 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Sunday 19 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,004 Views 26 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Thursday 16 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 16th 2020, 6:06 PM 37,771 Views 31 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 3:25 PM 90,242 Views 204 Comments

The European Commission previously ordered the US company to hand back €13 billion in unpaid tax.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there

Jul 14th 2020, 9:00 PM 17,620 Views 39 Comments

Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.

# fine-gael - Saturday 11 July, 2020

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?
# Euro Star
# Euro Star

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?

Jul 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 39,606 Views 86 Comments

Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.

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