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# parliamentary party

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# Fianna Fáil
Marc MacSharry set to rejoin Fianna Fáil parliamentary party
It’s understood that Taoiseach Micheál Martin spoke with MacSharry about rejoining the party.
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# party meetings
Tánaiste tells colleagues that LPT will reduce for some south Dublin homeowners amid by-election fears
A Dublin Bay South by-election will take place this year after Eoghan Murphy stepped down as a TD.
# school reopening
Taoiseach says junior and senior infants are likely to return to school from 1 March
The Taoiseach made the remarks at a Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting.
# parliamentary party
School closures may be extended into April or May, Taoiseach tells Fine Gael TDs
Leo Varadkar also spoke with Prime Minister Boris Johnson this evening.
# enda the line
"The sooner the better" - Fine Gael's Alan Farrell wants to know when Enda will be calling time
Now that the parameters for the Brexit negotiations have been agreed, the spotlight is expected to fall upon Enda Kenny’s leadership once more.
# The post mortem
Noonan predicts another election, as Fine Gael discusses its poll battering
Meanwhile, Simon Coveney apologised to his Fine Gael colleagues at Leinster House today.
# Moving On
Fine Gael is 'done apologising'
The party held a four-hour meeting in Dublin yesterday where there was apparently no dissent among members.
# hello again
A Fine Gael TD who voted against the party on abortion is back in the fold
Brian Walsh lost the party whip after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill – but now he’s back in the party.
# Out in the Cold
Expelled FG TD: Kenny doesn't hold grudges, but decision to readmit me lies with him
Fine Gael dissident Brian Walsh said he has met with Enda Kenny since his expulsion and that he has a good working relationship with the Taoiseach.
# Labour
Penrose welcomed 'back into Labour fold' by Gilmore
The Labour Party leader welcomed the news that Willie Penrose is to rejoin the Labour Parliamentary Party.
# Lucinda Who?
Fine Gael removes Lucinda Creighton references from councillor's newsletter
Edie Wynne said references she made in her quarterly newsletter to the former Minister of State were removed by party headquarters.
# Fine Gael
Creighton “not involved” in talks on new political party
The Fine Gael ‘rebels’ who were expelled from the parliamentary party are in talks about getting speaking rights – but will they form a new party?
# Abortion
Varadkar: Expulsion of Fine Gael TDs 'like losing a family member'
The four members of Fine Gael who voted against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 last night will be expelled from the parliamentary party.
# Abortion vote
Four Fine Gael rebels will lose committee memberships... and their offices
Meanwhile, Sinn Féin has said that Peadar Tóibín’s decision to vote against the party on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill is a “serious breach of party rules”.
# Abortion
Fine Gael TD says he won’t support abortion bill, and neither will nine others
Brian Walsh is now the third member of the Fine Gael parliamentary party who has decided to vote against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.
# Abortion
Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage'
The minister says, however, that the alternative is that the baby’s mother could die – ending both of their lives.
# Abortion
These are the three motions Peter Mathews put to the Fine Gael party last night
The pro-life TD put forward motions for the proposed legislation to be scrapped, the suicide clause removed and for members to have a free vote at a parliamentary party meeting last night.
# Abortion
Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill
With a free vote, at least a dozen TDs and senators from the main opposition party are likely to oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, according to a survey carried out by
# Labour
Labour denies Gilmore seeking to shore up support among TDs and senators
A suggestion that the Tánaiste has been seeking support for his leadership from the parliamentary party has been denied by Labour and a number of its TDs though many did not return calls today.
# gone
"This government is hurting people" - Nessa Childers leaves Labour parliamentary party
“I entered politics to help people, and am now resigning from the parliamentary party because I no longer want to support a government that is actually hurting people.”
# Resigned
Éamon Ó Cuív resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader
The former minister said to continue in his role as deputy leader and communications spokesperson while he did not support the fiscal compact treaty ratification “would be incompatible for me.”
# Fine Gael
Former Olympic athlete Eamonn Coghlan joins Fine Gael
The former athlete was appointed to the Seanad as an independent by the Taoiseach last May.
# Fianna Fáil
Ó Cuív dismisses rumour of potential split in Fianna Fáil
FF’s Deputy Leader says discussion of a potential breakaway party, based on comments given to TV3, is mere “spin”.