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# 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

‘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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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’

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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?'

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

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

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?

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

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

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

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

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

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

# fine-gael - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?

The general election is just two weeks away.

How different are Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil really, based on their manifestos?

There are a lot of promises to the electorate over the 260+ combined pages in both manifestos.

# fine-gael - Friday 24 January, 2020

Proposals to bring Metrolink to UCD and an extension of breastfeeding breaks for women: Leo's manifesto promises

Fine Gael will launch its general election manifesto today – as will Fianna Fáil.

# fine-gael - Thursday 23 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debate

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin clashed last night in a debate on Virgin Media One. We’ve looked at the main claims.

Doherty looks set to top poll in Donegal and Sinn Féin may get second seat

Pearse Doherty’s expected surplus could help his Sinn Féin colleague Pádraig Mac Lochlainn regain his seat, according to a new opinion poll.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Maria Bailey has said she's not running in the upcoming general election

In a statement, the outgoing Dún Laoghaire TD said the past few months had been “extremely difficult”.

Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether

Public hospitals earned just over €11.7 million from car parking fees last year.

Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads

Targeted Facebook ads allow political parties to select who they want to see the advert by age group, gender and where they live.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional

Fianna Fáil has been legally advised against ‘a flat rent freeze’.

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates

Sinn Féin has criticised the head-to-head debates between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

# fine-gael - Monday 20 January, 2020

Fianna Fáil not happy with Varadkar's 'political attack' during State event with Apple's Tim Cook

Fianna Fáil want Sipo to carry out an investigation.

# fine-gael - Sunday 19 January, 2020

'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front

Fine Gael are just one point ahead of Sinn Féin in the latest Sunday Times opinion poll.

# fine-gael - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

Larry Donnelly: Buckle up, this #GE2020 campaign promises to be interesting

As a self-confessed political anorak, Larry Donnelly is looking forward to the race.

Taoiseach insists Ireland is a ‘safe’ country despite week of violent crime

Leo Varadkar has defended Fine Gael’s record on law and order.

# fine-gael - Friday 17 January, 2020

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole

Sinn Fein has pledged to restore the pensionable age to 65

# fine-gael - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all

It’s day two on the election campaign, with a focus on the economy.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.