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# 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 17,624 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 39,625 Views 86 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers
# Into The West
# Into The West

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers

Jul 1st 2020, 7:58 AM 28,653 Views 48 Comments

The government has faced significant anger over the lack of geographical diversity among senior ministers.

# fine-gael - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about former coalition governments?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about former coalition governments?

Jun 28th 2020, 10:00 PM 31,569 Views 17 Comments

Test your knowledge with this quiz on former coalitions.

Fine Gael Cabinet cull: The eight former ministers who didn't get one of the top jobs
# End Of The Line
# End Of The Line

Fine Gael Cabinet cull: The eight former ministers who didn't get one of the top jobs

Jun 28th 2020, 9:55 AM 105,308 Views 121 Comments

Here’s who didn’t make the cut.

# fine-gael - Saturday 27 June, 2020

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition
# War Is Over
# War Is Over

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition

Jun 27th 2020, 5:10 PM 15,821 Views 66 Comments

It was “unthinkable” a few generations ago, but the two old enemies have now entered government.

# fine-gael - Friday 26 June, 2020

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?
# Changes
# Changes

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?

Jun 26th 2020, 8:56 PM 24,223 Views 129 Comments

The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.

It's a yes: FF, FG and Greens to enter coalition after members back government deal
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

It's a yes: FF, FG and Greens to enter coalition after members back government deal

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 8:35 PM 111,432 Views 297 Comments

Martin can expect to be elected taoiseach when the Dáil meets in the Convention Centre tomorrow.

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 9:20 AM 52,673 Views 115 Comments

The count results from the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, and Fine Gael are expected to be announced.

# fine-gael - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Explainer: What happens if the Programme for Government is rejected by one of the three parties?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What happens if the Programme for Government is rejected by one of the three parties?

Jun 25th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,652 Views 29 Comments

Ireland could be facing into a second election if the programme fails to pass through any of the three parties.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks'

Updated Jun 23rd 2020, 10:51 AM 41,712 Views 143 Comments

Members of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party are currently voting on a proposed programme for government.

# fine-gael - Monday 22 June, 2020

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Coveney says 'we can't rule out' another general election

Jun 22nd 2020, 9:14 AM 37,301 Views 118 Comments

Members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are currently voting on whether or not to back the programme for government.

# fine-gael - Saturday 20 June, 2020

The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table?
# Feet Under The Table
# Feet Under The Table

The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table?

Jun 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 48,713 Views 111 Comments

Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan will be carving up the Cabinet positions. Here’s who we predict.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it
# Neasa Hourigan
# Neasa Hourigan

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it

Jun 17th 2020, 8:53 AM 38,399 Views 148 Comments

Neasa Hourigan said reducing carbon emissions will likely be back-loaded, and the deal doesn’t do enough in terms of housing.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Leo Varadkar seeks to woo Independents in order to bolster government support
# Majority Government
# Majority Government

Leo Varadkar seeks to woo Independents in order to bolster government support

Jun 16th 2020, 5:27 PM 18,028 Views 54 Comments

The coalition between FG-FF and the Greens brings government support to 84. But Leo Varadkar says he wants to go further.

Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh say they won't back programme for government
# Coalition
# Coalition

Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh say they won't back programme for government

Jun 16th 2020, 11:18 AM 32,154 Views 135 Comments

Ó Cuív said he “seriously” fears for the future of Fianna Fáil.

# fine-gael - Monday 15 June, 2020

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party parliamentary members endorse programme for government
# Green Light
# Green Light

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party parliamentary members endorse programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 11:16 PM 18,083 Views 97 Comments

The Green Party have voted in favour of the proposed programme for government but there have been four abstentions.

Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government
# Occupied Territories
# Occupied Territories

Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 9:29 PM 16,858 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have repeatedly outlined their opposition to the Bill.

Leo Varadkar says he's happy enough Micheál Martin will get first go as Taoiseach in new government
# Rotating Taoiseach
# Rotating Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar says he's happy enough Micheál Martin will get first go as Taoiseach in new government

Jun 15th 2020, 6:14 PM 27,532 Views 91 Comments

Varadkar will take on the role of either Minister for Enterprise, Finance or Foreign Affairs.

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 12:08 PM 67,203 Views 272 Comments

The programme will now have to be voted on by the parties’ members.

# fine-gael - Sunday 14 June, 2020

No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume

Updated Jun 14th 2020, 10:15 PM 43,910 Views 212 Comments

It is expected a deal will be signed off.

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over
# NEW LEADER
# NEW LEADER

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over

Jun 14th 2020, 9:14 AM 99,006 Views 235 Comments

That’s according to a new opinion poll for the Sunday Times.

# fine-gael - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat
# Seanad
# Seanad

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 7:28 PM 40,334 Views 74 Comments

DeSouza was involved in a legal battle with the UK Home Office until last month.

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians
# Joint Letter
# Joint Letter

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians

Jun 13th 2020, 2:21 PM 14,523 Views 53 Comments

The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.

Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 11:44 AM 17,949 Views 65 Comments

Negotiators from Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Green Party are set to continue their talks into the weekend.

# fine-gael - Friday 12 June, 2020

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal

Jun 12th 2020, 6:15 AM 8,460 Views 31 Comments

It is understood some progress was made in relation to agriculture and emissions, with parties signing off on the 7% target.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal

Jun 10th 2020, 6:24 PM 24,608 Views 56 Comments

The deadlines for getting a deal done have been successfully pushed back in recent days.

# fine-gael - Sunday 7 June, 2020

'Progress made' but no breakthrough yet in Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green Party coalition talks
# Getting There
# Getting There

'Progress made' but no breakthrough yet in Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green Party coalition talks

Updated Jun 7th 2020, 7:35 PM 20,114 Views 103 Comments

Good progress was made yesterday but there is still disagreement on some issues according to Fine Gael’s Martin Heydon.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Greens, FF and FG to meet today for plenary session on programme for government
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Greens, FF and FG to meet today for plenary session on programme for government

Jun 2nd 2020, 2:30 PM 8,412 Views 73 Comments

All sides will attempt to agree a significant number of policies today.

# fine-gael - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Fine Gael 'treads carefully', but Fianna Fáil is eager to fast-track reopening of the country
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Fine Gael 'treads carefully', but Fianna Fáil is eager to fast-track reopening of the country

May 31st 2020, 8:30 AM 29,877 Views 91 Comments

Senior figures in Fianna Fáil have been questioning some of the guidelines this week.

# fine-gael - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'

May 30th 2020, 10:30 AM 18,943 Views 98 Comments

Barrister Hugh O’Donnell says ministers still holding power despite losing their seats is untenable in the long run.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic

May 20th 2020, 12:39 PM 18,601 Views 69 Comments

Opposition parties and trade unions have made strong statements in recent weeks against possible public spending cuts.

# fine-gael - Monday 18 May, 2020

After weekend row, Varadkar, Martin and Ryan sat down for talks on government formation today
# Coalition
# Coalition

After weekend row, Varadkar, Martin and Ryan sat down for talks on government formation today

May 18th 2020, 3:05 PM 11,308 Views 73 Comments

Fine Gael accused some Fianna Fáil TDs of “damaging” the talks process at the weekend.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Social Democrats rule out entering coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael
# Soc Dems Out
# Soc Dems Out

Social Democrats rule out entering coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

May 13th 2020, 10:07 PM 21,872 Views 98 Comments

The party raised concerns about austerity in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# fine-gael - Monday 11 May, 2020

Full week of meetings as FG and FF step up government formation talks with Green Party
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

Full week of meetings as FG and FF step up government formation talks with Green Party

May 11th 2020, 1:47 PM 10,289 Views 134 Comments

The formal negotiations are set to last until the end of the month.

# fine-gael - Thursday 7 May, 2020

FF and FG give assurances on Sláintecare as talks get underway with the Greens
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF and FG give assurances on Sláintecare as talks get underway with the Greens

May 7th 2020, 6:25 PM 15,255 Views 150 Comments

The Green Party entered into formal talks with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael today.

# fine-gael - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'More urgency needed' to form government as two Covid-19 supports require legislation
# Government Talks
# Government Talks

'More urgency needed' to form government as two Covid-19 supports require legislation

Updated May 2nd 2020, 2:15 PM 23,081 Views 126 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that we could have a new government in June.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

FF and FG tell the Greens they want to 'tease out' how 7% emissions reduction might be achieved
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF and FG tell the Greens they want to 'tease out' how 7% emissions reduction might be achieved

Apr 29th 2020, 10:30 AM 14,619 Views 174 Comments

Responding in a letter to the Green Party, Martin and Varadkar make a number of commitments.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Labour Party asks Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil five questions on government formation
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Labour Party asks Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil five questions on government formation

Apr 28th 2020, 4:33 PM 15,711 Views 88 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are due to respond to the Greens’ questions in a letter to be sent this afternoon.

# fine-gael - Friday 24 April, 2020

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation

Updated Apr 24th 2020, 5:00 PM 21,274 Views 125 Comments

Roscommon TD Denis Naughten has been critical of some of the Green Party’s environmental policies.