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# fine-gael - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: This Irish election result was not an ideological vote, it was an angry one

Feb 12th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,075 Views 126 Comments

The shift to the left, including the swing to Sinn Féin, is more about voters’ anger at Fine Gael, writes Larry Donnelly.

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year
# Six Of The Best
# Six Of The Best

Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year

Feb 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 27,420 Views 20 Comments

The records behind the rise of Sinn Féin during the election tell their own story.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?
# Ge20
# Ge20

What are the possible coalition options for the next government?

Feb 11th 2020, 12:05 PM 48,154 Views 95 Comments

No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?

FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

FF finds itself between a rock and a hard place as all eyes turn to coalition talks

Feb 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 45,980 Views 84 Comments

Martin does not have to consult the membership to enter talks with Sinn Féin.

# fine-gael - Monday 10 February, 2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge sees party sweep to 37 seats as last seats filled in general election 2020

Feb 10th 2020, 11:40 PM 164,794 Views 66 Comments

Ministers Regina Doherty, Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Shane Ross are among the high-profile names to lose their seats.

Former health minister James Reilly is retiring from politics
# Dublin Fingal
# Dublin Fingal

Former health minister James Reilly is retiring from politics

Feb 10th 2020, 5:23 PM 32,886 Views 50 Comments

The Fine Gael politician ran unsuccessfully for the third time in Dublin Fingal.

Verona Murphy elected in Wexford as Malcolm Byrne loses seat he won in November
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Verona Murphy elected in Wexford as Malcolm Byrne loses seat he won in November

Feb 10th 2020, 2:28 PM 34,889 Views 22 Comments

Murphy had been dropped from the Fine Gael ticket following a controversial by-election campaign.

Outgoing housing minister Eoghan Murphy re-elected in Dublin at expense of colleague Kate O'Connell
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Outgoing housing minister Eoghan Murphy re-elected in Dublin at expense of colleague Kate O'Connell

Feb 10th 2020, 12:17 PM 34,246 Views 63 Comments

Murphy failed to meet the quota, but was elected at the expense of his colleague Kate O’Connell.

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?
# Seat Projection
# Seat Projection

What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?

Feb 10th 2020, 9:31 AM 80,612 Views 115 Comments

For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

Feb 10th 2020, 9:07 AM 23,043 Views 78 Comments

She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?

Feb 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 37,252 Views 74 Comments

As the counting continues, we bring you the biggest stories of GE2020 so far.

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

As it happened: Sinn Féin surge across the country as just under half of Dáil seats filled

Feb 10th 2020, 1:26 AM 244,364 Views 83 Comments

The results came in from around the country as Sinn Féin’s support spiked this general election.

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency
# Not Returning
# Not Returning

How FG tried and failed to keep two outgoing ministers in one constituency

Feb 10th 2020, 12:29 AM 17,879 Views 9 Comments

Doherty’s party colleague Helen McEntee was re-elected.

# fine-gael - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties
# Gone
# Gone

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties

Feb 9th 2020, 9:40 PM 42,039 Views 79 Comments

Solidarity-People Before Profit’s Ruth Coppinger has lost her seat.

As it happened: Tallies show Sinn Féin surge as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire becomes first TD elected to the 33rd Dáil
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

As it happened: Tallies show Sinn Féin surge as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire becomes first TD elected to the 33rd Dáil

Feb 9th 2020, 4:25 PM 377,141 Views 201 Comments

Votes are being counted all over the country.

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Kingmakers' and 'political marmite': How the general election is being reported across the world

Feb 9th 2020, 10:42 AM 28,657 Views 33 Comments

Sinn Féin’s performance is of particular interest.

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65
# Exit Poll
# Exit Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65

Feb 9th 2020, 9:03 AM 61,349 Views 109 Comments

The party is particularly popular among younger voters, according to an exit poll.

If the exit polls are borne out, government formation talks are going to be a bit of nightmare
# Wtf Moment
# Wtf Moment

If the exit polls are borne out, government formation talks are going to be a bit of nightmare

Feb 9th 2020, 8:26 AM 50,165 Views 62 Comments

So… Now what?

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results
# Hour By Hour
# Hour By Hour

The nation has decided. Here's when we'll know the results

Feb 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 98,844 Views 76 Comments

We’ve a very long day ahead of us until we find out how the 33rd Dáil will look.

# fine-gael - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin
# All Ads Up
# All Ads Up

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin

Feb 6th 2020, 10:52 PM 21,944 Views 100 Comments

Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

Leo keen to stay on if FG loses election - and insists he's not interested in a big EU job

Feb 5th 2020, 2:20 PM 18,728 Views 72 Comments

‘As a last resort’ Varadkar said he’ll go into government with Fianna Fail to avoid another election.

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?

Feb 5th 2020, 10:13 AM 18,166 Views 68 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have spent over €100,000 between them on adverts on Facebook and Instagram since the start of the general election campaign.

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram
# Social Networking
# Social Networking

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram

Feb 5th 2020, 6:05 AM 22,083 Views 27 Comments

We take a closer look at the online battle for votes.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q+A: As the leaders of the 'big three' clash, here's what SF, FG and FF are promising in their manifestos

Feb 4th 2020, 9:00 PM 19,070 Views 92 Comments

Examine some of the key general election promises ahead of tonight’s debate.

What's your big election question for Leo Varadkar? It's YOUR chance to ask
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

What's your big election question for Leo Varadkar? It's YOUR chance to ask

Feb 4th 2020, 3:46 PM 13,306 Views 133 Comments

We want to know what matters to you. Get your questions in.

Coveney says the word change has been 'ambushed' and accuses Sinn Féin of 'con job'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Coveney says the word change has been 'ambushed' and accuses Sinn Féin of 'con job'

Feb 4th 2020, 11:34 AM 35,886 Views 311 Comments

Senior Fine Gael ministers went on the attack today as recent polls show them in 3rd place.

Gangland crime and coalition red lines: Dublin Bay North candidates debate in Coolock
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Gangland crime and coalition red lines: Dublin Bay North candidates debate in Coolock

Feb 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,674 Views 32 Comments

Fine Gael candidate Catherine Noone didn’t attend the debate.

# fine-gael - Monday 3 February, 2020

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:12 PM 20,038 Views 75 Comments

Paschal Donohoe has called on voters not to vote for change “for change’s sake”.

# fine-gael - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Sinn Féin moves into second place ahead of Fine Gael, new opinion poll says
# Race Is On
# Race Is On

Sinn Féin moves into second place ahead of Fine Gael, new opinion poll says

Feb 1st 2020, 7:40 AM 118,724 Views 241 Comments

Fianna Fáil come out on top in yet another opinion poll with only a week to go until the general election.

Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off
# Brexit
# Brexit

Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off

Feb 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 50,963 Views 69 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP turned off Farage’s mic mid-sentence in the European Parliament during the week.

# fine-gael - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed

Jan 30th 2020, 2:16 PM 41,615 Views 100 Comments

Martin also hit out against Fine Gael’s Phil Hogan, who is now the EU’s chief trade negotiator.

Fine Gael stands by Catherine Noone and she can do whatever interview she likes, says Donohoe
# Catherine Noone
# Catherine Noone

Fine Gael stands by Catherine Noone and she can do whatever interview she likes, says Donohoe

Updated Jan 30th 2020, 1:01 PM 46,775 Views 100 Comments

Noone said the Taoiseach is a “very good politician”, but said she had no doubt he is “on the spectrum”.

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'

Jan 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 67,104 Views 141 Comments

After a jump in recent opinion polls, the ‘big two’ parties are worried about a Shinner surge, writes Lise Hand.

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spent over €50k on Facebook adverts so far this campaign

Jan 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 13,805 Views 90 Comments

The three main parties are way ahead in terms of spending on Facebook and Instagram since the campaign got under way.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil

Jan 29th 2020, 6:53 PM 13,105 Views 39 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan said a Gambling Regulator needs to be in place by the end of the year.

Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Factcheck: Does the average person working full-time in Ireland earn €47,000 a year?

Jan 29th 2020, 5:32 PM 92,140 Views 102 Comments

The claim was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Monday night’s debate.

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change

Jan 29th 2020, 5:02 PM 10,669 Views 53 Comments

Coveney said Brexit is coming at us like a ‘freight train’.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with TheJournal.ie's election centre

Jan 28th 2020, 4:15 PM 137,883 Views 116 Comments

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

FG senator apologises and 'withdraws remarks' about Taoiseach being 'autistic'
# Catherine Noone
# Catherine Noone

FG senator apologises and 'withdraws remarks' about Taoiseach being 'autistic'

Jan 28th 2020, 9:20 AM 63,571 Views 168 Comments

Catherine Noone said the Taoiseach is a “very good politician”, but said she had no doubt he is “on the spectrum”.

# fine-gael - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Fine Gael won't go into government with Sinn Féin despite opinion poll support for the party, says Varadkar
# Not On My Watch
# Not On My Watch

Fine Gael won't go into government with Sinn Féin despite opinion poll support for the party, says Varadkar

Jan 26th 2020, 4:40 PM 35,645 Views 198 Comments

Support for Sinn Féin has risen according to the latest opinion polls.