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Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures
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Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures

Tue 8:10 PM 11,291 Views 27 Comments

It could be a “number of weeks” before new measures are announced, say sources.

Fianna Fáil's message to itself: Deliver housing now or face extinction at the next election
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Fianna Fáil's message to itself: Deliver housing now or face extinction at the next election

May 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,159 Views 112 Comments

The FF parliamentary party meeting was told that the party was “drowning in the shadows of Fine Gael housing policy”.

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home
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Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home

Updated May 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 138,095 Views 193 Comments

The housing expert says the investor takeover of homes is no accident – it’s Government policy.

Irish government policy is incentivising property funds to buy up entire housing estates, say opposition
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Irish government policy is incentivising property funds to buy up entire housing estates, say opposition

May 4th 2021, 3:54 PM 24,216 Views 58 Comments

Round Hill Capital bought 135 homes at a new development in Kildare.

FF and FG seek to share the spoils as two Senators will be elected today
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FF and FG seek to share the spoils as two Senators will be elected today

Apr 21st 2021, 6:00 AM 10,866 Views 26 Comments

The government parties have a voting pact to support each other’s candidate, as well as their own.

Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute
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Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute

Apr 18th 2021, 3:30 PM 20,968 Views 27 Comments

Micheal Martin said Brexit was one of the causes of the ‘terrible scenes’ of rioting in Belfast recently.

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs
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Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs

Mar 31st 2021, 11:50 PM 30,110 Views 88 Comments

TDs have been hearing from teachers and other frontline workers unhappy with the changes.

Fianna Fáil’s support drops to 11% in latest Red C poll
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Fianna Fáil’s support drops to 11% in latest Red C poll

Mar 28th 2021, 3:17 PM 28,459 Views 55 Comments

Today’s Red C poll also shows that 67% of people think the government is not doing a good job in handling the vaccine rollout.

An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside
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An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside

Mar 16th 2021, 6:15 AM 20,951 Views 82 Comments

If charges were to be brought, Fianna Fáil would call for his removal, sources said.

TDs call for vaccine side deals to be struck as health minister says 'there is no vaccine mountain'
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TDs call for vaccine side deals to be struck as health minister says 'there is no vaccine mountain'

Mar 10th 2021, 9:09 PM 21,139 Views 65 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar anticipates the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be approved by the European Medicines Agency tomorrow.

Ulster Bank exit is 'not good news for Ireland', says Taoiseach
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Ulster Bank exit is 'not good news for Ireland', says Taoiseach

Feb 19th 2021, 4:11 PM 18,872 Views 44 Comments

The Government’s priority is to protect the 2,800 workers affected by the decision, Micheál Martin said.

Poll: What Government coalition do you want next time around?
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Poll: What Government coalition do you want next time around?

Feb 13th 2021, 9:00 AM 66,808 Views 178 Comments

Fianna Fáil TDs appear to be softening their opinion of going in with Sinn Fein – is it a runner?

Government TD says 'absurd' ban on naming child victims needs to end
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Government TD says 'absurd' ban on naming child victims needs to end

Jan 29th 2021, 5:24 PM 22,216 Views 0 Comments

Deputy O’Callaghan also wants Government to consider increasing the maximum sentence for knife crime.

Taoiseach: Almost half of passengers who arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday had been on holiday
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Taoiseach: Almost half of passengers who arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday had been on holiday

Jan 27th 2021, 9:40 PM 155,897 Views 151 Comments

Micheál Martin said 397 people arriving at the airport yesterday were returning from holiday.

Whip restored to three Fianna Fáil senators who attended Oireachtas golf dinner last August
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Whip restored to three Fianna Fáil senators who attended Oireachtas golf dinner last August

Jan 14th 2021, 12:03 AM 20,270 Views 45 Comments

The three senators apologized after attending the golf dinner in August.

Poll: Should Micheál Martin lead Fianna Fáil into the next general election?
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Poll: Should Micheál Martin lead Fianna Fáil into the next general election?

Jan 3rd 2021, 10:00 AM 71,368 Views 149 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen says Martin should step down as party leader.

Fianna Fáil investigating claims female youth members were 'compared and ranked' on Zoom calls
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Fianna Fáil investigating claims female youth members were 'compared and ranked' on Zoom calls

Dec 29th 2020, 4:18 PM 67,250 Views 49 Comments

Monaghan Ógra Fianna Fáil’s secretary publicised the claims yesterday evening.

New affordable housing plan will see State take 30% stake in homes of first-time buyers
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New affordable housing plan will see State take 30% stake in homes of first-time buyers

Dec 18th 2020, 6:57 PM 59,745 Views 39 Comments

The affordable housing scheme will go to Cabinet next week.

Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company
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Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company

Nov 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 28,539 Views 81 Comments

TDs offices have been inundated with poor customer service complaints from constituents.

Dáil approves appointment of former Senator and ex-NAGP lobbyist Geraldine Feeney to Sipo
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Dáil approves appointment of former Senator and ex-NAGP lobbyist Geraldine Feeney to Sipo

Nov 19th 2020, 7:15 AM 19,905 Views 0 Comments

No debate was held on the motion, despite objection to this by opposition politicians.

Malcolm Byrne: I worry we are entering a Trumpian era of divided politics in Ireland
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Malcolm Byrne: I worry we are entering a Trumpian era of divided politics in Ireland

Nov 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,918 Views 64 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator says recent events have convinced him that political discourse has changed and that a place for considered compromise must now be found in Irish politics.

Dáil meets in Leinster House but moves across the Liffey for confidence vote in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar
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Dáil meets in Leinster House but moves across the Liffey for confidence vote in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

Updated Nov 10th 2020, 3:00 PM 46,244 Views 195 Comments

The Dáil met at 2pm and voted to relocate to the Convention Centre Dublin.

MacSharry says Taoiseach should not get 'overly defensive' about criticisms made towards him
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MacSharry says Taoiseach should not get 'overly defensive' about criticisms made towards him

Nov 5th 2020, 1:23 PM 17,740 Views 27 Comments

MacSharry says FF has lost sight of its principes.

Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement
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Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement

Nov 1st 2020, 1:56 PM 34,142 Views 0 Comments

Paschal Donohoe backed Leo Varadkar, even as pressure grows on the Tánaiste.

Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract
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Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract

Oct 31st 2020, 7:54 PM 36,881 Views 0 Comments

The Green Party is calling on the Tánaiste to take questions in the Dáil.

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing
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Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing

Updated Oct 31st 2020, 6:15 PM 131,319 Views 0 Comments

Allegations that Varadkar breached a number of laws were made in a story by the Village magazine.

Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'
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Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'

Oct 27th 2020, 3:15 PM 29,929 Views 68 Comments

Niall Collins says online abuse directed at TDs is ‘orchestrated’.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners
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# Budget 2021

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners

Oct 12th 2020, 9:15 AM 20,157 Views 82 Comments

The Budget will be delivered by ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath.

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch
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Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch

Oct 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 25,162 Views 36 Comments

Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.

Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll
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Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll

Oct 8th 2020, 7:25 AM 27,607 Views 67 Comments

Approval with the government has plummeted since June according to the latest opinion poll.

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in
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# Taking Stock

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in

Oct 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,093 Views 49 Comments

One thing is for sure, this government needs a win.

Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says'
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Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says'

Oct 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 41,637 Views 83 Comments

Making the tough decisions in government during a pandemic is not easy, says O’Callaghan.

Latest opinion poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael
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Latest opinion poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael

Sep 20th 2020, 10:17 AM 41,693 Views 156 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s approval rated dipped again in the latest Sunday Times poll.

Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements
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# Rotating Taoiseachs

Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements

Sep 19th 2020, 1:38 PM 57,080 Views 49 Comments

Martin said Cabinet intends to keep the Pandemic Unemployment Payment “under review”.

'I want Micheál Martin to succeed as Taoiseach' says Jim O'Callaghan after bruising FF meeting
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'I want Micheál Martin to succeed as Taoiseach' says Jim O'Callaghan after bruising FF meeting

Sep 17th 2020, 12:01 PM 41,847 Views 60 Comments

O’Callaghan said the Taoiseach is ‘doing a good job’.

Fianna Fáil fall five points to 10% while Fine Gael stay on top on 35%, in latest poll
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Fianna Fáil fall five points to 10% while Fine Gael stay on top on 35%, in latest poll

Sep 13th 2020, 8:20 AM 51,957 Views 171 Comments

A Business Post/Red C Research poll indicates that Fianna Fáil are down 5 points, while there’s no change for Sinn Féin or Fine Gael.

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'
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Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'

Sep 12th 2020, 12:51 PM 45,458 Views 75 Comments

“The most important thing about Dublin is how to get to grips with the virus,” the Taoiseach said.

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister
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Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:13 PM 46,119 Views 48 Comments

Dara Calleary resigned last month amid the Golfgate controversy.

Quiz: How much do you know about Éamon de Valera?
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Quiz: How much do you know about Éamon de Valera?

Aug 29th 2020, 10:00 PM 73,981 Views 82 Comments

He died 45 years ago today.

Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy
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Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 10:22 AM 43,001 Views 67 Comments

Calleary resigned from Cabinet last Friday over his attendance at a golfing dinner in Galway.

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