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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Friday 17 April, 2020

Bertie Ahern says Micheál Martin will want the first go at being Taoiseach
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Bertie Ahern says Micheál Martin will want the first go at being Taoiseach

Apr 17th 2020, 3:47 PM 35,907 Views 145 Comments

Ahern said Martin is “old” as Fianna Fáil Taoisigh go.

# fine-gael - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Greens want more detail on emission targets and housing from FF-FG
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Greens want more detail on emission targets and housing from FF-FG

Apr 16th 2020, 6:04 PM 15,908 Views 85 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the document was ‘vague’.

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Apr 16th 2020, 11:10 AM 42,466 Views 229 Comments

Micheál Martin has defended the policy framework document.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

FF meeting told policy doc missing promises of 'free Wifi and Netflix' while FG worry about future 'death struggle'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF meeting told policy doc missing promises of 'free Wifi and Netflix' while FG worry about future 'death struggle'

Apr 15th 2020, 11:59 PM 34,587 Views 116 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail both gave the green light to proceed with talks.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'
# Policy
# Policy

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'

Apr 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 10,739 Views 83 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today there’s “undoubtedly” different opinions in his party on going into coalition with Fine Gael.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties

Apr 14th 2020, 4:00 PM 78,848 Views 211 Comments

Fine Gael has a task on its hands to convince grassroots members to sign up to coaltion government.

Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government?

Apr 14th 2020, 8:14 AM 163,240 Views 327 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are due to meet today to discuss the framework document for government.

# fine-gael - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 11th 2020, 3:00 PM 30,070 Views 33 Comments

Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon says Irish people living abroad must be helped feel part of a community.

# fine-gael - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow
# Grand Coalition
# Grand Coalition

Framework document for new FF-FG government to be signed-off tomorrow

Apr 9th 2020, 7:50 PM 35,129 Views 209 Comments

Both parties hope the document will convince smaller parties to enter government.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Former TD says there is ‘push back’ in Fine Gael against female candidates

Apr 7th 2020, 10:00 PM 51,393 Views 99 Comments

Kate O’Connell said gender quotas are not helping more women make it in politics.

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response

Apr 7th 2020, 11:35 AM 16,500 Views 61 Comments

Simon Coveney said parties might ‘pause for thought and perhaps change their approach’ when they read the document.

# fine-gael - Monday 6 April, 2020

A FF-FG government would be the result of an 'artificially narrowed' choice, says Éamon Ó Cuív
# Joining Up
# Joining Up

A FF-FG government would be the result of an 'artificially narrowed' choice, says Éamon Ó Cuív

Updated Apr 6th 2020, 11:51 AM 39,087 Views 200 Comments

The Galway West deputy said the coalition is also being presented as a response to the Covid-19 crisis when this is not the case.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Leo Varadkar: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could agree basis for government by next week
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Leo Varadkar: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could agree basis for government by next week

Apr 1st 2020, 7:35 PM 31,905 Views 269 Comments

“We hope certainly this week, or next week, to agree a joint document with them,” the Taoiseach said.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'

Mar 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 17,436 Views 48 Comments

Alan Kelly and Ged Nash will publish subtitled videos of their statements on social media.

# fine-gael - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Coronavirus measures bring surge in public support for Fine Gael, new opinion poll suggests
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Coronavirus measures bring surge in public support for Fine Gael, new opinion poll suggests

Mar 29th 2020, 8:47 AM 138,107 Views 310 Comments

The poll comes as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are in talks to form a new government.

# fine-gael - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'A new version of red lines': The Covid-19 crisis accelerates Government formation talks
# Crisis Talks
# Crisis Talks

'A new version of red lines': The Covid-19 crisis accelerates Government formation talks

Mar 26th 2020, 6:05 AM 20,275 Views 129 Comments

TDs from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil met yesterday to discuss a new government.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael agree on the need to form stable government to help country after Covid-19 crisis
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael agree on the need to form stable government to help country after Covid-19 crisis

Mar 25th 2020, 7:53 PM 37,149 Views 223 Comments

The two parties met for two hours of talks today.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will resume today
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will resume today

Mar 18th 2020, 10:11 AM 15,501 Views 142 Comments

Last week, the Green Party effectively ruled out joining a Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil government.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to enter 'detailed' talks on government formation as 'equal partners'
# Development
# Development

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to enter 'detailed' talks on government formation as 'equal partners'

Mar 10th 2020, 5:27 PM 26,311 Views 226 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are a step closer to forming a government together following a joint statement this evening.

# fine-gael - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar
# Election
# Election

'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar

Mar 7th 2020, 6:48 PM 32,250 Views 44 Comments

The party has 11 female candidates running for election in the Seanad.

# fine-gael - Thursday 5 March, 2020

'Tetchy' Fianna Fáil meeting as Micheál Martin told strategy of hammering SF is damaging the party
# Formation
# Formation

'Tetchy' Fianna Fáil meeting as Micheál Martin told strategy of hammering SF is damaging the party

Updated Mar 5th 2020, 7:00 PM 81,832 Views 358 Comments

Martin said discussions take place next week but other parties must “come to the table”.

The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach

Mar 5th 2020, 6:10 AM 7,745 Views 18 Comments

TDs are to speak for over six hours on the issues later this afternoon.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Fianna Fáil says it stands ready to begin government formation talks with Fine Gael
# Let's Get In Formation
# Let's Get In Formation

Fianna Fáil says it stands ready to begin government formation talks with Fine Gael

Mar 4th 2020, 6:27 PM 27,354 Views 166 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil concluded a day-long meeting where policy issues

# fine-gael - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Mary Lou says letter to Leo is on the way after Taoiseach accused SF of snubbing talks offer
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Mary Lou says letter to Leo is on the way after Taoiseach accused SF of snubbing talks offer

Mar 3rd 2020, 7:29 PM 44,123 Views 111 Comments

McDonald says she will return to the Dail on Thursday.

# fine-gael - Friday 28 February, 2020

FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination
# The Other Election
# The Other Election

FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination

Feb 28th 2020, 3:05 PM 40,197 Views 59 Comments

The Seanad election takes place on 30 March.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 6:13 PM 17,676 Views 79 Comments

The Dáil will reconvene on 5 March to discuss the European Council meeting and the Coronavirus outbreak.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours
# No White Smoke
# No White Smoke

Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 6:14 PM 23,934 Views 119 Comments

More talks today but we’re still no closer to a government.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to meet for preliminary talks around government formation today
# Let's Dance
# Let's Dance

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to meet for preliminary talks around government formation today

Feb 25th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,141 Views 88 Comments

The two parties will both meet with the Green Party separately later this week.

# fine-gael - Monday 24 February, 2020

Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics'
# Government Talks
# Government Talks

Pearse Doherty: Criticism from other parties about Sinn Féin public rally 'nothing but hysterics'

Feb 24th 2020, 2:27 PM 39,150 Views 257 Comments

Leo Varadkar said today the rallies were “an unwelcome development”.

# fine-gael - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Party leaders planning new week of talks but still no sign of government being formed
# Talk To Me
# Talk To Me

Party leaders planning new week of talks but still no sign of government being formed

Feb 23rd 2020, 2:39 PM 11,990 Views 93 Comments

Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee said people need to respect that the party will not go into government with Sinn Féin.

From Mayo football to national politics - 'I was conscious that people would say he's just the GAA man'
# Alan Dillon
From The42
# Alan Dillon

From Mayo football to national politics - 'I was conscious that people would say he's just the GAA man'

Feb 23rd 2020, 7:15 AM 10,039 Views 5 Comments

Former Mayo footballer Alan Dillon is adjusting to his new role in Leinster House.

# fine-gael - Friday 21 February, 2020

Varadkar says FG isn't planning on entering government, but will meet with Martin early next week
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Varadkar says FG isn't planning on entering government, but will meet with Martin early next week

Updated Feb 21st 2020, 1:39 PM 29,084 Views 151 Comments

TDs yesterday failed to elect a new Taoiseach on the first day of the 33rd Dáil.

# fine-gael - Thursday 20 February, 2020

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil
# 33
# 33

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Updated Feb 20th 2020, 7:59 PM 118,519 Views 72 Comments

Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Mary Lou McDonald and Eamon Ryan have all been rejected by the house.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting
# New Government
# New Government

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting

Updated Feb 18th 2020, 9:55 AM 48,523 Views 170 Comments

Leo Varadkar last night said his party is “preparing to go into opposition”.

# fine-gael - Monday 17 February, 2020

Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting
# No Change
# No Change

Fine Gael 'preparing to go into opposition' following marathon parliamentary party meeting

Feb 17th 2020, 8:46 PM 42,525 Views 145 Comments

The party held its first parliamentary party meeting since the election today.

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena
# Move With Me
# Move With Me

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena

Feb 17th 2020, 1:44 PM 73,011 Views 89 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said talks will intensify with smaller parties this week in a bid to form a left-leaning government.

'We are not ruling it out': Fine Gael is open to going into government with Fianna Fáil
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

'We are not ruling it out': Fine Gael is open to going into government with Fianna Fáil

Updated Feb 17th 2020, 8:30 AM 34,174 Views 188 Comments

The party’s 35 TDs will meet today following one of its worst general election performances ever.

# fine-gael - Friday 14 February, 2020

Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael
# Only Way
# Only Way

Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael

Updated Feb 14th 2020, 8:39 AM 56,892 Views 286 Comments

Ó Broin said that even if all the left-leaning parties came together, they’d fall short of a majority in the Dáil.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Leo Varadkar says he'll most likely be the leader of the opposition after the next government is formed
# Opposition Benches
# Opposition Benches

Leo Varadkar says he'll most likely be the leader of the opposition after the next government is formed

Feb 12th 2020, 11:10 AM 43,205 Views 109 Comments

Varadkar says he wants to modernise Fine Gael.

Poll: Would you prefer a 'rotating Taoiseach' system?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you prefer a 'rotating Taoiseach' system?

Feb 12th 2020, 8:49 AM 56,601 Views 121 Comments

The idea has been brought up recently, and not for the first time.