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# fine-gael - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

This will be the first Saturday general election since 1918

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

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

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

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

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

# fine-gael - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

USC will not be abolished if Fianna Fáil enter government

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?'

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? This post contains a poll

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

Fine Gael confirms Verona Murphy to be dropped from party's general election ticket

It’s in the wake of a controversial by-election campaign which saw her come in for sustained criticism.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Rowdy scenes in Dáil as Martin asks Varadkar: 'Have you asked Dara Murphy to refer himself for investigation?'

Three bodies have ruled themselves out of carrying out an investigation.

# fine-gael - Monday 16 December, 2019

Fine Gael's Paudie Coffey will not stand in next General Election

The former Minister of State for Housing has been a Senator since 2016.

# fine-gael - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Micheál Martin urges Varadkar to give 'certainty' and says end of April is 'logical time' for election

The Fianna Fáil leader also claimed that the Northern Irish assembly will be back up and running by 13 January. “Mark my words,” he said.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Minister says 'alternative way' to deal with Dara Murphy complaints will be found as Dáil clerk has 'no jurisdiction'

The Dáil Committee on Members’ Interests is to meet on Thursday but questions remain as to whether they have the power to investigate.

# fine-gael - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help

“The Rent Pressure Zones are not working,” housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Dara Murphy's 'total disengagement with the Dáil' raised with Varadkar as Cork TD resigns his seat

He will take up a new job at the European Commission from today.

Poll: Do you have confidence in housing minister Eoghan Murphy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in housing minister Eoghan Murphy?

Last night, Eoghan Murphy narrowly survived a confidence motion in the Dáil.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?

The claim has been made since the motion was tabled by the Social Democrats last week.

# fine-gael - Sunday 1 December, 2019

By-election results show government is 'out of touch' - Sinn Féin

By-election results show government is 'out of touch' - Sinn Féin

Fine Gael suffered a blow after failing to win any seats in four contests.

A Fine Gael flop, a mini Green wave and nine other things we learned from the by-election results

The day also brought a surprise victory for Sinn Féin and success for Fianna Fáil.

# fine-gael - Saturday 30 November, 2019

Defiant Verona Murphy has sights set on general election - but Leo and Paschal don't sound too keen

She’s been in the headlines again today over a Rocky-themed social media video – so can we expect a sequel?

# fine-gael - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Independent TD says Creed should resign if he does not apologise for death threat comments

Creed made the comments in the Dáil yesterday and some farmers are calling for an apology.

# fine-gael - Monday 25 November, 2019

Dublin councillors vote to pass annual budget amid finance row

Rates for businesses will increase under the new budget.

# fine-gael - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Fine Gael support drops but it's still the most popular party, according to poll

The party has been dealing with the aftermath of controversial comments made by by-election candidate Verona Murphy.

# fine-gael - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Taoiseach refutes claim by Maria Bailey that no review of election ticket occurred before her deselection

Fine Gael members see the letter as a clear signal Bailey intends to fight the decision to deselect her.

Poll: Should Leo Varadkar withdraw his support for Verona Murphy ahead of the by-election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Leo Varadkar withdraw his support for Verona Murphy ahead of the by-election?

The Fine Gael Wexford candidate previously made comments linking migrants in Ireland to terror group ISIS.

# fine-gael - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Pressure on Taoiseach to remove support for Verona Murphy after migrant comments

Party members have condemned her comments but say it is too late in the game to remove party support.

# fine-gael - Monday 18 November, 2019

Fine Gael candidate Verona Murphy issues second apology as more asylum seeker remarks emerge

It follows an apology this morning for comments she made on RTÉ yesterday.