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Former TD to contact gardaí after false text circulates ahead of Dublin Bay South by-election
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Former TD to contact gardaí after false text circulates ahead of Dublin Bay South by-election

Jul 7th 2021, 9:53 PM 73,605 Views 35 Comments

A message claiming to be from a former Fine Gael TD tells recipients to vote for five female candidates.

Fine Gael lead with Labour in second in Dublin Bay South by-election, poll shows
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Fine Gael lead with Labour in second in Dublin Bay South by-election, poll shows

Jun 29th 2021, 8:02 AM 21,945 Views 77 Comments

An Irish Times poll shows Fine Gael candidate James Geoghegan has the support of 27% of voters.

Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?
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Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?

Jun 24th 2021, 6:45 AM 16,208 Views 15 Comments

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe announced the six-month sale process yesterday.

Varadkar says Fine Gael's 40,000 new homes a year target is not government policy but has been discussed
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Varadkar says Fine Gael's 40,000 new homes a year target is not government policy but has been discussed

Jun 20th 2021, 1:59 PM 23,186 Views 112 Comments

Yesterday the Tánaiste told the Fine Gael Ard Fhéis that he was setting a target of 70% home-ownership.

Varadkar: Fine Gael should establish a branch in Northern Ireland
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Varadkar: Fine Gael should establish a branch in Northern Ireland

Jun 15th 2021, 7:56 PM 18,996 Views 78 Comments
  • The Tánaiste addressed Fine Gael members at the party's Ard Fheis this evening.
  • He said Fine Gael should set up a branch in Northern Ireland to recuit members.
  • On a united Ireland, he said he believes "in the unification of our island and I believe it can happen in my lifetime".
Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?
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Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 3:10 PM 12,310 Views 48 Comments
  • It was reported yesterday that Sinn Féin party members had pretended to be pollsters carrying fake marketing research company IDs.
  • SF TD Eoin Ó Broin described the practice as "widespread and common".
  • Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have also engaged in similar polling in the past.
Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers
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Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 9:15 AM 18,528 Views 63 Comments

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have all said that party members posed as pollsters.

Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices
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Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 7:02 PM 55,952 Views 150 Comments

Varadkar says the practice was “discontinued” in the past seven years.

Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?
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Pressure on Fine Gael but can its blue wall hold in Dublin Bay South?

Jun 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,912 Views 54 Comments
  • The party will fancy their chances but there's an opportunity for others to spring a surprise, writes Rónán Duffy
  • Will Eamon Ryan's personal vote be retained in Green hands or could Labour be the beneficiaries?
  • When Sinn Féin drives turnout it has a chance anywhere but is it a case of right time but wrong place?
Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion
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Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion

May 25th 2021, 6:36 PM 15,717 Views 24 Comments

The minister said he found it “deeply troubling” that Sinn Fein will not also condemn the actions of Hamas.

Fine Gael distances itself from councillor's comments that child benefit can be a 'subsidy to have sex'
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Fine Gael distances itself from councillor's comments that child benefit can be a 'subsidy to have sex'

May 25th 2021, 5:05 PM 60,735 Views 80 Comments

Cllr David McManus said he did not mean to cause offence by his comments.

Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll
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Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll

May 23rd 2021, 10:02 AM 59,045 Views 183 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald’s party has seen a slight dip in support but is still ahead of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

FG candidate in Dublin Bay South wants to be 'voice for generation locked out of housing market'
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FG candidate in Dublin Bay South wants to be 'voice for generation locked out of housing market'

May 17th 2021, 1:27 PM 34,840 Views 89 Comments

Barrister James Geoghegan sought to move past the controversy over the selection process.

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'
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Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'

Updated May 12th 2021, 7:49 PM 62,508 Views 80 Comments

The Tánaiste made the comments at a Fine Gael meeting this evening.

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

May 11th 2021, 8:10 PM 11,384 Views 27 Comments

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

RTÉ has made an 'initial payment' to Revenue over self-employment contracts, Dáil committee hears
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RTÉ has made an 'initial payment' to Revenue over self-employment contracts, Dáil committee hears

Apr 27th 2021, 3:51 PM 39,288 Views 56 Comments

The State broadcaster is facing a “structural funding problem”, according to its director general.

Former housing minister Eoghan Murphy resigns as TD for Dublin Bay South
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Former housing minister Eoghan Murphy resigns as TD for Dublin Bay South

Updated Apr 27th 2021, 10:53 AM 154,121 Views 223 Comments

Murphy held the role of Housing Minister for three years.

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 10,924 Views 26 Comments

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

Enda Kenny says it's time to 'move on' from golfgate as he rules out presidential ambitions
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Enda Kenny says it's time to 'move on' from golfgate as he rules out presidential ambitions

Apr 3rd 2021, 1:50 PM 67,830 Views 118 Comments

The former taoiseach played golf at the event but did not attend the controversial dinner.

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 30,136 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 28,625 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 20,972 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 21,148 Views 65 Comments

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

Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping
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Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping

Mar 3rd 2021, 1:28 PM 22,914 Views 37 Comments

The Hungarian leader has overseen an increasingly authoritarian regime.

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 67,924 Views 179 Comments

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

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance From TheJournal.ie

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

Feb 11th 2021, 1:35 PM 80,360 Views 89 Comments

Tensions were running high during Leaders’ Questions.

Fine Gael readmits three senators who lost the party whip over their attendance at Golfgate dinner
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Fine Gael readmits three senators who lost the party whip over their attendance at Golfgate dinner

Jan 12th 2021, 4:02 PM 35,437 Views 75 Comments

The party whip was removed from Senators Jerry Buttimer, Paddy Burke and John Cummins in August.

Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media
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Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media

Dec 11th 2020, 7:46 AM 48,707 Views 107 Comments

The Tánaiste said he was concerned about where Irish politics was going.

Sparks fly as FG members question Sinn Féin TD's chairmanship of Dáil Committee after IRA comments
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Sparks fly as FG members question Sinn Féin TD's chairmanship of Dáil Committee after IRA comments

Dec 10th 2020, 4:16 PM 43,512 Views 119 Comments

Martin Browne is chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Public Petitions

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue
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Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue

Dec 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 38,586 Views 124 Comments

As long as the two parties are polling well, the strategy is unlikely to change.

Sinn Féin close gap on Fine Gael with highest-ever result in opinion poll
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Sinn Féin close gap on Fine Gael with highest-ever result in opinion poll

Nov 29th 2020, 8:11 AM 40,682 Views 188 Comments

Support for the party at its highest ever level in the Business Post poll.

'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns'
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'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns'

Nov 20th 2020, 9:52 PM 41,853 Views 66 Comments

The former minister urged the government to change its approach to Covid-19.

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 28,595 Views 80 Comments

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

Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House
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Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House

Nov 13th 2020, 5:51 PM 6,623 Views 2 Comments

None of the members of the board of Pieta House are paid for their work.

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 46,265 Views 195 Comments

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

Fine Gael TD brands Shane Ross a ‘waste of time’ over electric scooters
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Fine Gael TD brands Shane Ross a ‘waste of time’ over electric scooters

Nov 9th 2020, 8:18 AM 48,126 Views 82 Comments

Alan Farrell is set to propose a bill to legislate electric scooters and electric bikes on Irish roads.

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail
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Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:05 PM 42,804 Views 149 Comments

The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.

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 34,149 Views 0 Comments

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

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 131,440 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Oct 12th 2020, 9:15 AM 20,159 Views 82 Comments

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

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