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#maria bailey

# maria-bailey - 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.

# maria-bailey - Friday 15 November, 2019

Taoiseach 'absolutely confident' proper procedures were followed to remove Maria Bailey as candidate

Bailey was deselected as the general election candidate for Dún Laoghaire last night.

# maria-bailey - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'Swing-gate' TD Maria Bailey removed from Fine Gael general election ticket

The Dún Laoghaire TD was deselected following a meeting of the party executive.

Taoiseach drops hint that Bailey will be dropped from FG ticket ahead of crunch meeting

Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.

# maria-bailey - Friday 1 November, 2019

'I don't know how she's still standing': Doherty sympathetic to Bailey but declines to express election support

It comes as Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.

# maria-bailey - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting

A large number of the party’s members took the secret ballot in a Dun Laoghaire hotel this evening.

# maria-bailey - Friday 18 October, 2019

Varadkar says he has confidence in Maria Bailey as a candidate in the next general election

A motion of no confidence has been tabled against the Dun Laoghaire TD.

# maria-bailey - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Six TDs and senators forced to refund €10,000 in expenses

Fine Gael’s Maria Bailey and Alan Farrell were among those found to have made invalid expenses claims.

# maria-bailey - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Maria Bailey resigns as chair of two more Oireachtas committees following 'swing-gate'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last month sacked Bailey from the position of chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing.

# maria-bailey - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Consumer watchdog to probe pricing of public liability insurance

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is to probe into the increasing levels of public liability insurance premiums.

# maria-bailey - Monday 29 July, 2019

Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd says Maria Bailey should not stand for the party in the next election

The Louth TD said people were concerned about Bailey’s abandoned case against the Dean Hotel.

# maria-bailey - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Calls for Josepha Madigan to give fuller account of her part in ‘swing-gate’

Minister Bruton says Madigan has no further questions to answer in relation to case.

# maria-bailey - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Maria Bailey inquiry: Fine Gael TD will not be suspended from party but loses Oireachtas chair role

Bailey’s role as chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing has been removed by the Taoiseach.

# maria-bailey - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Varadkar receives dozens of similar emails from voters about FG boycott after Maria Bailey case

FOI documents show correspondence sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the Maria Bailey swing fall case.

# maria-bailey - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review Swing-gate This post contains videos

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review

The Taoiseach has said he cannot publish the report as those involved in the review spoke on condition it would not be published.

# maria-bailey - Friday 5 July, 2019

Pressure mounts on Taoiseach to publish internal report into Maria Bailey swing fall case

Varadakr said he cannot publish the report.

# maria-bailey - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

# maria-bailey - Friday 31 May, 2019

'I wasn't sneering': Ross says he wasn't 'having a go' at Maria Bailey with swing photo

The minister said Bailey taking out an insurance claim after falling off a swing at a Dublin hotel was ‘a mistake’.

# maria-bailey - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'We're satisfied with the result': Dean Hotel confirms Maria Bailey has officially withdrawn case

Fine Gael announced yesterday it will launch an internal review of the case.

# maria-bailey - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Fine Gael to launch internal review into Maria Bailey swing fall case

In recent days, the Taoiseach said Bailey caused ‘reputational damage’ to the party.

Maria Bailey won't chair Oireachtas meeting this morning as talks with Taoiseach loom

Speaking this morning, Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin said “we can all guess the answer” as to why Bailey wouldn’t chair the meeting.

# maria-bailey - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Taoiseach to meet Maria Bailey 'as early as tomorrow' to discuss swing fall insurance claim

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Bailey has caused “reputational damage” to the party.

# maria-bailey - Monday 27 May, 2019

Fine Gael reacts to 'car crash' Maria Bailey interview: 'I think she did herself a disservice this morning'

TD Maria Bailey defended taking a claim against a hotel after falling off a swing.

Swing fall TD Maria Bailey says she won't 'bow down to keyboard warriors and bullies'

The Fine Gael TD today defended her now-dropped legal action against a Dublin hotel.

# maria-bailey - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to speak to Maria Bailey over dropped swing claim against Dublin hotel

The TD dropped her case against the hotel following controversy over it this week.

# maria-bailey - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'A private matter': No comment from Taoiseach as TD drops swing claim against Dublin hotel

The Irish Independent reports today that TD Maria Bailey has dropped her claim against The Dean hotel.

# maria-bailey - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Micheál Martin: Fine Gael TD's injury lawsuit 'flies in the face of everything being done to keep insurance costs down'

Maria Bailey alleges negligence or breach of duty against the Dean Hotel over a fall from a swing at the venue.

# maria-bailey - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

'We live in a strange world': Michael McDowell criticises Fine Gael TD over injury lawsuit Seanad This post contains videos

'We live in a strange world': Michael McDowell criticises Fine Gael TD over injury lawsuit

McDowell referenced the case before the Circuit Civil Court in the Seanad yesterday.

# maria-bailey - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home

Many people currently pay cash to their childminder, but this new measure would ensure these minders receive the benefits of any employee.

# maria-bailey - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Twitter abuse: Fine Gael TDs call out senior party member who labelled women 'bitches'

Female members of the Fine Gael party have said comments made by one party member online are “unacceptable”.