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#Fine Gael Think-In

Will Frances Fitzgerald be made a minister again? She was up front and centre at this year's think-in
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Will Frances Fitzgerald be made a minister again? She was up front and centre at this year's think-in

Sep 9th 2018, 9:00 PM 19,693 Views 63 Comments

Ever since the former Tánaiste left office, there have been rumours of her return.

Coveney says Brexit withdrawal deal is '85% agreed'
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Coveney says Brexit withdrawal deal is '85% agreed'

Sep 7th 2018, 11:57 AM 19,500 Views 39 Comments

Simon Coveney says the October deadline can be pushed out, but not by much.

A tale of two letters: Election speculation rife this week as Leo says it's 'prudent' to be ready
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A tale of two letters: Election speculation rife this week as Leo says it's 'prudent' to be ready

Sep 7th 2018, 12:05 AM 10,911 Views 30 Comments

Leo wants to talk but Micheál’s not ready. Are we in for a bad break up?

Minister warns councils he will use emergency powers if inaction on housing continues
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Minister warns councils he will use emergency powers if inaction on housing continues

Sep 6th 2018, 6:40 PM 22,953 Views 95 Comments

The minister said some local authorities are ‘making excuses’ about their lack of progress.

Varadkar understands why people might be 'sceptical' that Fine Gael can solve the homeless crisis
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Varadkar understands why people might be 'sceptical' that Fine Gael can solve the homeless crisis

Sep 6th 2018, 1:38 PM 10,422 Views 73 Comments

The Taoiseach says his party does not lack compassion when it comes to solving the crisis.

Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget
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Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget

Sep 6th 2018, 6:45 AM 10,406 Views 32 Comments

Last year, Varadkar was heavily criticised for comments he made to this website insisting that Ireland has “one of the lowest levels of homelessness” .

Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home
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Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home

Sep 16th 2017, 12:13 PM 36,639 Views 112 Comments

Varadkar said young people who are renting or living with their parents can’t get on the property ladder.

Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year
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Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year

Sep 15th 2017, 4:58 PM 15,230 Views 116 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is a long-term supporter of the tax.

Leo Varadkar not satisfied that enough gardaí have embraced reform
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Leo Varadkar not satisfied that enough gardaí have embraced reform

Sep 15th 2017, 10:01 AM 13,362 Views 51 Comments

The Taoiseach said that although he supported An Garda Síochána, management reform was needed.

Nama could be given more powers to become a housing developer for the State
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Nama could be given more powers to become a housing developer for the State

Sep 14th 2017, 7:35 PM 12,880 Views 74 Comments

Leo Varadkar said Nama could ‘step in where the private sector has failed’.

Enda Kenny says he doesn't want to be President of Ireland
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Enda Kenny says he doesn't want to be President of Ireland

Sep 13th 2016, 6:00 PM 14,827 Views 107 Comments

Pressure over the leadership has been mounting on Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

'A change of leadership is required': Rumblings in Fine Gael that Enda should go
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'A change of leadership is required': Rumblings in Fine Gael that Enda should go

Sep 13th 2016, 1:37 PM 10,751 Views 35 Comments

Enda Kenny said this is not a time to “mess around”.

No surprises on the way in this year's Budget - but there will be a reduction in USC
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No surprises on the way in this year's Budget - but there will be a reduction in USC

Sep 13th 2016, 6:12 AM 20,281 Views 48 Comments

Michael Noonan said the detail of the USC reduction is yet to be decided.

Purpose of Fine Gael election campaign review is not to 'hang, draw or quarter'
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Purpose of Fine Gael election campaign review is not to 'hang, draw or quarter'

Sep 12th 2016, 7:08 PM 8,081 Views 37 Comments

Two reports reviewing the party’s election performance were discussed at today’s Fine Gael think-in in Kildare.

The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month
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The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month

Sep 11th 2015, 9:00 PM 32,394 Views 150 Comments

The Finance Minister signalled that universal social charge will be prioritised in the Budget.

Kenny: 'Voters will have to choose between government or chaos'
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Kenny: 'Voters will have to choose between government or chaos'

Sep 10th 2015, 4:54 PM 14,827 Views 118 Comments

The Taoiseach also said that he isn’t trying to be populist.

Can Fine Gael dare to dream of an overall majority?
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Can Fine Gael dare to dream of an overall majority?

Sep 10th 2015, 1:25 PM 14,959 Views 155 Comments

Analysis: Ahead of its last think-in before the election, some in Fine Gael quietly believe history can be made. But can it really?

Leo Varadkar sang Tender by Blur off his phone at the Fine Gael think-in
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# Come On Come On Come On

Leo Varadkar sang Tender by Blur off his phone at the Fine Gael think-in

Sep 15th 2014, 9:57 AM 2,131 Views 0 Comments

I’m waiting for that feelin’…

Chief Whip: We'll do something about the issue which most frustrates backbenchers*
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Chief Whip: We'll do something about the issue which most frustrates backbenchers*

Sep 13th 2014, 9:15 AM 6,667 Views 17 Comments

*After the next election.

Loose Lips Leo and 4 other things we learned at the Fine Gael 'think-in'
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Loose Lips Leo and 4 other things we learned at the Fine Gael 'think-in'

Sep 12th 2014, 3:46 PM 8,215 Views 8 Comments

The Fine Gael parliamentary party gathered in picturesque Fota Island to talk the economy, elections and Leo…

Leo: "I don't mind being slapped down or scolded. I'm a big boy."
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Leo: "I don't mind being slapped down or scolded. I'm a big boy."

Sep 11th 2014, 10:54 PM 24,053 Views 59 Comments

The Health Minister has been on the receiving end of a rebuke from the Taoiseach in recent days.

Pics: Fine Gael TDs climb Croagh Patrick... one of them runs back down
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Pics: Fine Gael TDs climb Croagh Patrick... one of them runs back down

Sep 11th 2012, 9:57 PM 15,012 Views 56 Comments

All the way up, and all the way down…