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#Fine Gael

# fine-gael - Saturday 25 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 25th 2020, 11:00 AM 23,809 Views 122 Comments

The general election is just two weeks away.

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

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

Jan 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 35,288 Views 133 Comments

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
# Manifesto Friday
# Manifesto Friday

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

Jan 24th 2020, 7:37 AM 30,604 Views 86 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jan 23rd 2020, 8:07 PM 25,045 Views 109 Comments

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
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

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

Jan 23rd 2020, 7:05 PM 41,786 Views 97 Comments

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
# Swinggate
# Swinggate

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

Updated Jan 22nd 2020, 12:20 PM 40,302 Views 57 Comments

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
# Campaign Pledges
# Campaign Pledges

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

Jan 22nd 2020, 8:10 AM 17,882 Views 125 Comments

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
# Social Spend
# Social Spend

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

Jan 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 21,578 Views 66 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jan 21st 2020, 5:36 PM 36,981 Views 170 Comments

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
# Three's A Crowd
# Three's A Crowd

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

Updated Jan 21st 2020, 1:45 PM 92,952 Views 212 Comments

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
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

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

Jan 20th 2020, 2:53 PM 26,776 Views 47 Comments

Fianna Fáil want Sipo to carry out an investigation.

# fine-gael - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Fine Gael accused of 'buying the election' after government advert appears on front page of newspaper
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael accused of 'buying the election' after government advert appears on front page of newspaper

Jan 19th 2020, 4:20 PM 52,871 Views 83 Comments

The government has defended the ad.

'I would hate to see that happen': Leo Varadkar responds to opinion poll showing Fianna Fáil out in front
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Updated Jan 19th 2020, 3:03 PM 115,425 Views 329 Comments

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

Jan 18th 2020, 9:00 PM 16,362 Views 61 Comments

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
# Law And Disorder
# Law And Disorder

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

Jan 18th 2020, 5:55 PM 17,685 Views 118 Comments

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

Varadkar defends Fine Gael social media video that was deleted following backlash
# Deleted
# Deleted

Varadkar defends Fine Gael social media video that was deleted following backlash

Jan 18th 2020, 1:42 PM 63,644 Views 128 Comments

Varadkar said the video had set out to portray serious issues in a light-hearted way.

# fine-gael - Friday 17 January, 2020

Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do'
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do'

Jan 17th 2020, 4:58 PM 21,050 Views 96 Comments

The minister was out campaigning today.

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jan 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 107,546 Views 161 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jan 16th 2020, 8:16 PM 13,271 Views 57 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jan 15th 2020, 4:34 PM 38,437 Views 70 Comments

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

# fine-gael - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918

Jan 14th 2020, 11:48 AM 21,190 Views 51 Comments

Some referendums have taken place on Saturdays.

# fine-gael - Monday 13 January, 2020

'Political stunt' or 'a government drawing to a finish': Election fever has officially taken hold
# February Poll
# February Poll

'Political stunt' or 'a government drawing to a finish': Election fever has officially taken hold

Jan 13th 2020, 10:32 AM 15,632 Views 39 Comments

Several politicians have taken to the airwaves this morning.

# fine-gael - Friday 10 January, 2020

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Varadkar: If we hold election on 14 Feb, it could be 'Valentine's massacre' for FG opponents

Jan 10th 2020, 1:15 PM 32,079 Views 126 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that as things stand the Dáil will reconvene next Wednesday as scheduled.

# fine-gael - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Taoiseach fails to give absolute guarantee Dáil will reconvene next week

Jan 9th 2020, 4:40 PM 10,465 Views 47 Comments

Speculation is gathering pace that the Taoiseach might call an election in the coming days.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Ahead of Leo meeting, Micheál says FF won't vote with government in final months of Dáil

Jan 7th 2020, 6:28 PM 15,930 Views 52 Comments

The two party leaders are due to meet on Thursday to discuss the next general election and when it might be.

# fine-gael - Monday 6 January, 2020

Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday
# Friday Night Lights
# Friday Night Lights

Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday

Jan 6th 2020, 6:39 PM 18,345 Views 58 Comments

Will Leo cut and run?

# fine-gael - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government
# Here To Stay
# Here To Stay

USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government

Jan 1st 2020, 6:45 AM 21,273 Views 106 Comments

The taxpayer was led to believe the USC was a temporary tax, imposed to see us through the dark days.

# fine-gael - Monday 30 December, 2019

Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach
# Election 2020
# Election 2020

Micheál Martin says he will carry on as FF leader even if he fails to become Taoiseach

Dec 30th 2019, 9:00 AM 12,749 Views 70 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are neck-and-neck in the polls.

# fine-gael - Friday 27 December, 2019

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message
# Interview
# Interview

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message

Dec 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 8,841 Views 5 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, Coveney says he isn’t trying to manoeuvre himself into a leadership contest with Leo Varadkar.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar's third Christmas as Taoiseach means he's no longer the shortest-serving office holder
# Come All Ye Party Faithful
# Come All Ye Party Faithful

Leo Varadkar's third Christmas as Taoiseach means he's no longer the shortest-serving office holder

Dec 25th 2019, 6:45 AM 23,707 Views 51 Comments

Varadkar moves ahead of John Bruton in the length of time they’ve been Taoiseach.

# fine-gael - Monday 23 December, 2019

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney
# Controversy
# Controversy

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:25 PM 13,604 Views 96 Comments

Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.

# fine-gael - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says

Dec 22nd 2019, 2:01 PM 21,272 Views 59 Comments

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have said they don’t believe it is the right time for any border poll on reunification.

Support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil now neck and neck, according to new poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil now neck and neck, according to new poll

Dec 22nd 2019, 8:01 AM 19,863 Views 127 Comments

Support has also grown for Sinn Féin, according to the poll.

# fine-gael - Saturday 21 December, 2019

'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign
# Dirty Tricks
# Dirty Tricks

'It’s nasty politics': Martin says Varadkar will run a Boris-style general election campaign

Dec 21st 2019, 6:30 AM 13,820 Views 86 Comments

He also accused Fine Gael of ‘targeting’ Fianna Fáil members.

# fine-gael - Friday 20 December, 2019

'It was a mistake and I accept responsibility': Varadkar says FG shouldn't have run Verona Murphy
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

'It was a mistake and I accept responsibility': Varadkar says FG shouldn't have run Verona Murphy

Dec 20th 2019, 5:00 PM 18,453 Views 57 Comments

Speaking to reporters today, the Taoiseach said Murphy’s controversial comments came as a “big surprise”.

# fine-gael - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date
# General Election
# General Election

Martin says he's trying to be the 'sane voice' and calls on Varadkar to agree election date

Dec 19th 2019, 4:15 PM 7,495 Views 24 Comments

Martin says a legislative priority programme must be agreed for after Christmas.

Removing Verona Murphy from Fine Gael election ticket 'looking better by the moment', says Harris
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Removing Verona Murphy from Fine Gael election ticket 'looking better by the moment', says Harris

Dec 19th 2019, 3:31 PM 17,858 Views 57 Comments

Murphy has been removed from the Fine Gael general election ticket, the party said yesterday.

Verona Murphy: 'Do we have to wait for a London Bridge incident on Wexford Bridge?'
# Interview
# Interview

Verona Murphy: 'Do we have to wait for a London Bridge incident on Wexford Bridge?'

Dec 19th 2019, 12:33 PM 63,061 Views 152 Comments

The former Fine Gael candidate says she has been called racist for ‘raising security issues’.

Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael?

Poll: Do you think the Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy controversies will affect Fine Gael?

Dec 19th 2019, 10:00 AM 21,908 Views 71 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that party members and activists around the country feel “intensely” that reputational damage has been done.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'
# General Election
# General Election

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'

Dec 18th 2019, 11:27 PM 21,881 Views 55 Comments

The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.