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# Fianna Fáil

30th November 2023
FF cllr at centre of controversy over 'shot in head' comments says they were not about rioters
The party earlier said it would ‘engage’ with the councillor in question.
This week
26th November 2023 - 1st December 2023
Latest opinion poll reveals a drop in support for Sinn Féin
The poll also found three out of five people think Ireland has taken in too many Ukrainian refugees.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Fianna Fáil senators warn ‘deepfakes' have 'turbocharged' disinformation threat to elections
Deepfakes are digitally manipulated images, video and audio designed to create fake material, often to misrepresent a person’s views or speech.
Last month
November 2023
Latest legal case by Sinn Féin TD heightens concern at potential chilling effect on media
Newspaper editors are calling on politicians not to go straight to litigation when they have a complaint.
Mixed views in SF about doing business with FF, but confidence in the air they can go it alone
As the party ventures into specifics and pledges, Sinn Féin knows nothing can be taken for granted.
'We’ll work hard to win your trust': McDonald says she wants to form a Govt without FF and FG
Mary Lou McDonald says her party will fix the housing crisis ‘once and for all’.
Dublin City councillors clash over next steps after failed 'peace flag' motion creates confusion
A vote on flying a so-called ‘peace flag’ above City Hall ran overtime, leading to ambiguity about its result.
Martin intends to lead Fianna Fáil into next general election, still enjoys 'the thick of it'
Micheál Martin said he wanted to continue to “make an impact” in politics and that he “still gets angry about things”.
Housing ‘defining challenge of our time’ as Martin claims 100,000 homes delivered by Govt so far
The Tánaiste’s speech closed an energetic and optimistic Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis in Dublin.
Norma Foley seeks to discourage parents from buying smart phones for primary school children
The Minister for Education will bring a memo to Cabinet on the issue next Tuesday.
Bertie Ahern attends Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis - his first since rejoining the party
Bertie Ahern rejoined the party in February as an ordinary member.
FF, FG and Greens could get enough votes to form next government, says Tánaiste
Micheál Martin says Sinn Féin’s policies don’t align with Fianna Fáil.
Tánaiste to speak with Israeli Ambassador and says calls for her expulsion are 'not responsible'
Martin said Sinn Féin’s statement on the issue was “playing to a populist agenda”.
'Extra eye' on security at this year's FF Ard Fheis in wake of far-right Dáil protests
In light of the recent protests that took place outside Leinster House, security is being prioritised.
What are the big questions facing Fianna Fáil as it heads into its Ard Fheis?
A report by
Christina Finn and Jane Matthews
Fianna Fáil will hold its Ard Fheis in Dublin this weekend.
This year
No Budget bounce for Government as Sinn Féin remains most popular party
Support for Mary Lou McDonald’s party sits at 32%.
'Blah, blah, blah, Sinn Féin': Doherty and Martin face off over housing
There were robust exchanges in the Dáil this afternoon over the Government’s housing record.
Sligo TD Marc MacSharry will not run in next general election
MacSharry has served as an Independent since he left the Fianna Fáil party last year.
President Higgins has referred the Judicial Appointments Bill to the Supreme Court
Today’s news will be seen as a setback for Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, who included the enactment of the law in her 2023 Justice Plan.
Sinn Féin questions whether affordable housing target on track based on latest figures
The minister hopes that delivery will ramp up towards the end of the year.
Sinn Féin makes gains in new poll, while government parties stay far behind
Sinn Féin’s gains come after a significant dip in the polls in June, when the party lost 5%.
Mary Lou McDonald 'fully recovered' from surgery ahead of Sinn Féin think-in
The leader of the opposition underwent surgery in June, announcing she would be recovering for a few weeks.
Eoin Ó Broin blasts Tánaiste's comment about young voters as 'ill-judged, patronising and insulting'
The Tánaiste today refused to retract comments he made yesterday about Sinn Féin “infecting” young voters.
Private owners of land at Castletown House limit road access to the historic site
One local councillor told The Journal that the state had made a “real error” when it was outbid by private developers this year.
'It's not a slam dunk': Martin says SF winning big in next election not a sure thing
SF triumphalising ‘horrible deeds’ is ‘infecting a new generation.
Cuts to USC under consideration as part of Budget, confirms Tánaiste
Budget talks are set to intensify next week.
Housing Minister condemns 'misinformation' letters distributed in Dublin with Fianna Fáil logo
Darragh O’Brien said it was “clear someone went to great lengths draft, print and circulate” the disinformation.
Government won't exempt horse-racing TV channels from ban on daytime gambling ads
Law regulating the gambling industry is a public health measure, says minister.
Taoiseach ‘saddened’ FG councillors voted against leasing site for modular homes for Ukrainians
Varadkar said no sanction would be imposed on the Wicklow Fine Gael councillors who voted against the motion.
From 'Wixford' to Foxrock, TDs are anxiously surveying their future right now
The starting gun has been fired for the next general election.
FF Cllr. disputes claims from tenant and says €260-a-week room was ‘similar to a hotel'
A fellow DCC Fianna Fáil councillor said the media should focus on “more important things”.
Stephen Donnelly says speculation on cost of Children’s Hospital is ‘not helpful’
Donnelly said he believes Sinn Féin is “inadvertently” being used as “pawns” and that its members speculation on the cost of the NCH is not helpful.
FF politicians call for security improvements at Leinster House
A number of members recounted incidences in which they were shouted at and felt harassed leaving and entering the Houses of the Oireachtas.
Government criticised for giving housing update during Tubridy hearings
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó’Broin has said the timing was “a cynical attempt to bury what is pretty bad news”.
Taoiseach stresses 'progress' on housing as he defends lifting of eviction ban
The government has today announced a €150mn fund to tackle long-term property vacancy and dereliction which it says will help expand housing supply.
Despite a free vote, no FF TDs and just one FG TD voted in favour of PBP's abortion bill
The spotlight will be on the soldiers of destiny as to whether they have learned lessons from the past.
Sinn Féin support growing at the expense of government parties, poll shows
Sinn Féin support is at 34%, while Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are on 20% and 15% respectively.
Harris believes tax article did not breach trust in the coalition amid heightening tensions
The Justice Minister said he thinks it was “perfectly appropriate” for the junior Minsters to give their views publicly.
Jostling between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil is all about party identity and dismantling '#FFG'
Party positioning leads to budgetary tensions between coalition partners.
'Being in coalition doesn't mean we're the same': Coveney on FG-FF tensions
Tánaiste Micheál Martin labelled recent Fine Gael suggestions “unhelpful”.