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#Fianna Fáil

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.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How well do you remember the year that was... in Irish politics? 2018 Review

Quiz: How well do you remember the year that was... in Irish politics?

How well do you remember all the controversies that hogged the headlines?

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election Election 2019?

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election

Fine Gael says it’s aiming to take over 60 seats in the next general election.

From TheJournal.ie Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good' Interview

Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good'

The Galway West TD says he has no regrets about losing his seat on the frontbench.

From TheJournal.ie Ó Cuív: 'FF seems to be saying that even if we are in government, things wouldn’t change' 12 More Months

Ó Cuív: 'FF seems to be saying that even if we are in government, things wouldn’t change'

The Galway West TD said he was surprised to hear Micheál Martin had signed up to another 12 months of the confidence and supply deal.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin loses ground on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as it falls six points in latest opinion poll Drop In Support

Sinn Féin loses ground on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as it falls six points in latest opinion poll

Fine Gael remains the most popular party, with Fianna Fáil not far behind.

From TheJournal.ie New poll shows Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country Opinion Poll

New poll shows Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country

The latest Sunday Independent newspaper/Kantar Millward Brown poll shows Fine Gael is down by two points to 32%.

From TheJournal.ie Trouble in the ranks: 'We've a health and housing crisis and our solution is to keep Fine Gael running the show'

Trouble in the ranks: 'We've a health and housing crisis and our solution is to keep Fine Gael running the show'

Micheál Martin announced this week that he would extend the confidence and supply arrangement with Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie No election in 2019 as confidence and supply agreement to continue for a year Dáil

No election in 2019 as confidence and supply agreement to continue for a year

Fine Gael said the move “further strengthens Ireland’s hand in negotiating a successful outcome to Brexit”.

From TheJournal.ie Cavan councillor quits Fianna Fáil to join Peadar Tóibín's new party Sarah O’Reilly

Cavan councillor quits Fianna Fáil to join Peadar Tóibín's new party

O’Reilly was critical of Fianna Fáil leadership in her departing statement.

From TheJournal.ie Call to tackle 'significant underrepresentation' of women in senior council roles Gender Quotas

Call to tackle 'significant underrepresentation' of women in senior council roles

Just under three in 10 Chief Executive (28%) and Director of Services (26%) roles in local authorities nationally are held by women.

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