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#Fianna Fáil

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid to 'enormous personality' Manus Kelly after Donegal councillor dies during rally RIP
From TheJournal.ie Poll shows drop in support for Fine Gael as Fianna Fáil surges ahead Poll

Poll shows drop in support for Fine Gael as Fianna Fáil surges ahead

The poll shows that support for Fine Gael is at its lowest point since Leo Varadkar became taoiseach two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil candidate (20) 'not making promises' as he becomes one of Ireland's youngest councillors Albert Dolan

Fianna Fáil candidate (20) 'not making promises' as he becomes one of Ireland's youngest councillors

Albert Dolan was elected on the first count at around 1.30am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shambolic': Martin hits out at government as speculation mounts over defeat of directly elected mayor plebiscite Cork

'Shambolic': Martin hits out at government as speculation mounts over defeat of directly elected mayor plebiscite

Martin’s comments come as speculation mounts in Cork that the plebiscite looks set to be defeated.

From TheJournal.ie A worrying trend for Fianna Fáil as exit polls show young people abandoning party Vote 19

A worrying trend for Fianna Fáil as exit polls show young people abandoning party

Micheál Martin has a task to convince those in their teens and 20s to give his candidates first preferences.

From TheJournal.ie The Euro elections aren't looking great for FF and a veteran ex-MEP says 'lessons weren't learned' Can't Cope

The Euro elections aren't looking great for FF and a veteran ex-MEP says 'lessons weren't learned'

In the Midlands Northwest constituency, the two Fianna Fáil candidates could get just 9% of the vote between them.

From TheJournal.ie 21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area Final Countdown

21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area

Former TDs, a lord mayor and Dublin’s longest serving councillor are all in the mix.

From TheJournal.ie Peadar Tóibín hits out at larger parties: 'If you vote Fianna Fáil, you get Fine Gael' Aontú Manifesto

Peadar Tóibín hits out at larger parties: 'If you vote Fianna Fáil, you get Fine Gael'

Aontú has 53 candidates running in the local elections.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government Go For It

Micheál Martin says some people on the doorsteps are calling on him to pull the plug on this government

‘People do say to me in some areas – go for it,’ said Martin.

From TheJournal.ie 'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network WiFi

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network

FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren Homelessness

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren

The party is bringing forward a private members motion on the matter in the Dáil tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates Women For Election

Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates

Two of the main political parties have held training events for women contemplating a life in politics.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach promises income tax cuts and rules out entering government with Sinn Féin Fine Gael

Taoiseach promises income tax cuts and rules out entering government with Sinn Féin

The Taoiseach also used his speech to take a pop at Fianna Fáil.

From TheJournal.ie Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil European Parliament

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil

Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has also been selected as an MEP candidate for the party.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin accused of 'getting desperate' by tweeting edited version of SDLP leader's speech More Than Words This post contains videos

Sinn Féin accused of 'getting desperate' by tweeting edited version of SDLP leader's speech

Colum Eastwood has said that Sinn Féin wasn’t being truthful.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cute as foxes': TD asks why the housing department is retweeting tweets with the Fine Gael logo Housing Stats

'Cute as foxes': TD asks why the housing department is retweeting tweets with the Fine Gael logo

Meath TD Shane Cassells said there are serious ethical issues with the department retweeting Fine Gael messages.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin to face questions from grassroots about keeping FG in government until 2020 Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Micheál Martin to face questions from grassroots about keeping FG in government until 2020

The party is holding its Ard Fheis at Citywest today.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil and SDLP urge all 'pro-Remain' parties to back 5 Brexit principles Joint Statement

Fianna Fáil and SDLP urge all 'pro-Remain' parties to back 5 Brexit principles

The statement calls on Sinn Féin to take its seats in Westminster to vote down a no-deal Brexit, saying that “every vote counts”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Fianna Fáil withdraw their support for Fine Gael if there's a Brexit deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Fianna Fáil withdraw their support for Fine Gael if there's a Brexit deal?

If the Withdrawal Agreement passes, there will be a transition period until 31 December 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil's McGuinness claims he was 'indirectly' asked to 'go independent' after clash with Cowen Confidence And Supply

Fianna Fáil's McGuinness claims he was 'indirectly' asked to 'go independent' after clash with Cowen

McGuinness claims Cowen called him and others out for speaking in a personal capacity during interviews.

From TheJournal.ie SDLP Brexit spokesperson resigns over partnership with Fianna Fáil Fallout

SDLP Brexit spokesperson resigns over partnership with Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil and the SDLP announced their policy partnership last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'Simon Harris has to go': Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in health minister Health

'Simon Harris has to go': Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in health minister

Harris will apologise for misleading the Dáil this week.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The partnership with Fianna Fail won't give the SDLP the electoral boost it's hoping for Opinion

Opinion: The partnership with Fianna Fail won't give the SDLP the electoral boost it's hoping for

This proposed partnership won’t do much for either party and it won’t help to revive the institutions in the North, writes Gareth Brown.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar has 'total confidence' in health minister Harris over children's hospital overrun Children's Hospital

Varadkar has 'total confidence' in health minister Harris over children's hospital overrun

Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Byrne has said his party will not call for Harris’ resignation.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is essentially a car park': Calls for fast-tracking of N11 upgrades Tailbacks

'It is essentially a car park': Calls for fast-tracking of N11 upgrades

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly says progress has been slow with no serious capital investment.

From TheJournal.ie 'Omnishambles': Call for Harris to be fired over children's hospital overrun but he says he 'behaved appropriately' New Documents

'Omnishambles': Call for Harris to be fired over children's hospital overrun but he says he 'behaved appropriately'

Documents show Harris was informed in August that the budget for the hospital could overrun by €391 million.

From TheJournal.ie Dail votes to end referrals to JobPath scheme as opposition parties unite to defeat government Jobseekers
From TheJournal.ie The Rainy Day Fund will not be used for Brexit Piggy Bank Savings

The Rainy Day Fund will not be used for Brexit

The rainy day fund will be supplemented with an annual €500 million from the Exchequer, starting this year.

From TheJournal.ie Drop in support for both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Opinion Poll

Drop in support for both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Meanwhile Independents and Solidarity-People Before Profit have made slight gains.

From TheJournal.ie High Court President directs debt cases be removed from Master's Court Edmund Honohan

High Court President directs debt cases be removed from Master's Court

Honohan is known for his strong views on the treatment by financial institutions of debtors in distress.

From TheJournal.ie 'Proud' and 'Disgusted': Fianna Fáil and SDLP 'partnership' creates mixed feelings within the party Merge

'Proud' and 'Disgusted': Fianna Fáil and SDLP 'partnership' creates mixed feelings within the party

Leaders of Fianna Fáil and the SDLP failed to rule out a future merger of the parties.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF Trade Rules

Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF

Government is likely to lose vote over legislation that would prohibit the purchase of goods or services produced in all settlements deemed illegal.

From TheJournal.ie Veteran MEP Brian Crowley confirms he won't be contesting European Election Fianna Fáil

Veteran MEP Brian Crowley confirms he won't be contesting European Election

Due to ill-health, Crowley has missed the entire current European Parliament session.

From TheJournal.ie Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow European Elections

Billy Kelleher says he wants to head to Europe as MEP Brian Crowley to outline his intentions tomorrow

Billy Kelleher voiced his interest in contesting the European elections today.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin Fair Mortgage Bill

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin

Edmund Honohan urged the Fianna Fáil leader to support a piece of legislation he wrote that is currently before the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Leas Ceann Comhairle makes 'no apologies' for assisting constituents to get passports Fast-tracking

Leas Ceann Comhairle makes 'no apologies' for assisting constituents to get passports

Simon Coveney recently criticised TDs who use their offices for getting passports for constituents.

From TheJournal.ie Former Fianna Fáil TD Peter Kelly dies aged 74 RIP

Former Fianna Fáil TD Peter Kelly dies aged 74

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin paid tribute to Kelly, calling him a “truly great character” who “loved being a TD”.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers International Relations

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin says Labour would provide a home for SDLP members unhappy with FF merger New Year Party Time

Brendan Howlin says Labour would provide a home for SDLP members unhappy with FF merger

Talk of an SDLP-FF merger is increasing ahead of elections next year.

From TheJournal.ie The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings Landlords

The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings

Fianna Fáil has called it ‘ridiculous’ that one will be liable for the vacant sites tax next year.

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