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#Reform Alliance

# reform-alliance - Sunday 5 January, 2014

‘Everybody will be invited’: Reform Alliance to hold conference at the RDS this month

The alliance consists of five Fine Gael TDs and two senators, most of whom lost the party whip over their vote against abortion legislation last July.

Poll: Does Ireland need a new political party? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland need a new political party?

There’s a lot of talk about one, but do we actually need it?

# reform-alliance - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Minister Paschal Donohoe hopes for route back to FG for TDs who left party

Donohoe replaced Lucinda Creighton as Minister of State for EU Affairs.

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Horse owners 'should get financial help' to tackle unwanted equine problems

Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has said that local authorities have spent millions on disposing unwanted horses.

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Fine Gael councillor throws her support behind Lucinda Creighton

Councillor Edie Wynne takes a different view of the former Minister of State than her constituency colleague, Paddy McCartan, who said Creighton should resign from the party earlier this week.

# reform-alliance - Monday 21 October, 2013

Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?

Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is due to launch a bill in the coming days proposing the legalisation of the drug.

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it

The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.

# reform-alliance - Monday 14 October, 2013

'Beware of false prophets in sheep’s clothing': FG chairman's warning to Reform Alliance

Charlie Flanagan hit out at the alliance of former Fine Gael parliamentary party members in a speech on Saturday.

# reform-alliance - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Too early to talk of 'clean break' from bailout - Taoiseach

Enda Kenny added that Ireland’s corporate tax rate will not be up for discussion in any talks on a credit facility after the bailout.

# reform-alliance - Friday 11 October, 2013

‘No foot-dragging’: Government promises draft sex offenders bill by end of the month

The heads of a bill to deal with sex offenders will be published by the government before the end of the month, as the Dáil debated an independent TD’s proposed legislation today.

# reform-alliance - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Shatter: Government will not oppose Child Sex Offenders Bill

The bill – which was put forward by the Reform Alliance – will be discussed by the Dáil on Friday.

# reform-alliance - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Reform Alliance seeks debate and wants directly elected Seanad

One of their members Denis Naughten TD also says that “there might have been a different result on Saturday had the Dáil had been reformed first.”

# reform-alliance - Friday 4 October, 2013

'An end to a fairly long saga': Mathews' departure not mourned in Fine Gael

Peter Mathews’ decision to resign from Fine Gael had been brewing for a long time.

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

RA claims Brian Walsh 'said he wouldn't run for FG as long as Enda Kenny is leader'

The Reform Alliance claims the Galway West TD was ‘gung-ho’ before later distancing himself from the group of expelled Fine Gael TDs. However, Walsh tells a different story…

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

"Reform Alliance wants to undermine Taoiseach" - Brian Walsh

On hearing the news that his former Fine Gael party colleagues would vote against the abolition of the Seanad, Brian Walsh was less than complimentary.

The Reform Alliance is calling for a No vote in the Seanad referendum

Lucinda Creighton said it would be “irresponsible of us not to advocate a position on it” in an interview this morning.

# reform-alliance - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Can expelled TDs join the Dáil Technical Group? Here's why it's 'as clear as mud'

Confusion reigns about whether TDs expelled from parliamentary parties can join the Technical Group.

# reform-alliance - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Fine Gael TD: RA members should be able to participate in Dáil 'as fully as possible'

Eoghan Murphy and Regina Doherty have welcomed the surprise move to give rebel Fine Gael TDs speaking rights.

Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees

They’ve got speaking time but they want more…

Creighton: A lot of Fine Gael members will campaign for me at the next election

The Dublin South East TD is definitely running at the next election and believes many Fine Gael members in her constituency will support her. Here’s what else she told…

# reform-alliance - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

'Exiled' party members granted speaking rights in Dáil

The TDs were informed about the Ceann Comhairle’s decision tonight, just hours before the Dáil returns from recess.

'They're now free spirits': Taoiseach on RA rebels, Seanad and his future

Enda Kenny gave a wide-ranging interview to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland this morning. Here’s what he said.

# reform-alliance - Monday 16 September, 2013

Reform Alliance unlikely to get speaking rights in the Dáil

The government has no plans to allow the expelled Fine Gael rebels, now known as the Reform Alliance, speaking rights in the Dáil.

They're back: Here are 8 questions we're asking ahead of the new Dáil term

The Seanad is also back but will it be abolished? We look at that and seven other questions ahead of the return of TDs and Senators this week.

# reform-alliance - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Mathews: ‘The Seanad is like a car with 90-day brakes and I like to be in a car that has brakes’

The newly-formed Reform Alliance reiterated that they are a group of individuals with no united decision on the Seanad.

"Our priorities are the country's priorities" - Reform Alliance

Direct election of the Ceann Comhairle, automatic addition to the electoral register and Attorney General certification for guillotined bills top the agenda for the Fine Gael rebels.

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Poll: Do you think the Reform Alliance should become a party?

What do you think? Should the Fine Gael rebels set up a new political party?

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'

Peter Mathews and Fidelma Healy-Eames are two of the members in the new Reform Alliance group which is meeting today to discuss strategy and policies for the future.

# reform-alliance - Friday 13 September, 2013

Creighton: 'I don't have any anti-Enda sentiment, I just want to get on with the job'

The newly-formed Reform Alliance of Fine Gael members that lost the party whip hopes to come up with some new ideas, something Creighton says is “sorely lacking”.

The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance

Fine Gael TDs expelled from the parliamentary party are forming an alliance ahead of the new Dáil term.