Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will ask Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to potentially extend the confidence and supply deal by “a year or more” before the upcoming budget on October 7 in a bid to stave off snap election threats and the rise of Sinn Féin.
Mon, 18 Jun, 2018
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has called for the Government and opposition parties to take action to ensure media outlets are not pressured by “overbearing influences” in response to the Independent News and Media (INM) data breach controversy.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
Has Fianna Fáil become too domesticated? Has the party changed from a wily electoral beast, with a sixth survival sense, to one that is content to sit in front of a warm confidence and supply fire, and lap on the saucer of warm milk kindly supplied by Fine Gael? This year will give us the answer to that, writes
Fri, 05 Jan, 2018
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has backed plans to allow abortions in fatal foetal abnormality, rape and incest cases but has stopped short of fully backing the Oireachtas abortion committee’s recommendations until he reviews them over the Christmas break.
Fri, 15 Dec, 2017
The Government is facing calls to establish a Commission of Investigation into whistleblower claims against the Air Corps, after the terms of an independent report into the allegations were branded ‘farcical’ by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
WHEN Fianna Fáil set up Nama in 2009, it was a painful but necessary response to Ireland’s financial crisis, notwithstanding the fact that the party bore major responsibility for the economic meltdown in the first place.
Thu, 20 Apr, 2017
Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty has put her position in jeopardy by saying she will back anti-pylon protesters in any “civil disobedience” measures taken to prevent the new north-south electricity inter-connector.
Fri, 23 Dec, 2016
Fianna Fáil has attempted to distance itself from taking responsibility for the most controversial elements of Budget 2017, repeatedly insisting that while it “influenced” the plan “we didn’t write this budget”.
Wed, 12 Oct, 2016
Mon, 05 Sep, 2016
Michael McGrath, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman, has turned up the heat on the debate about the best ways to lower the still elevated levels of mortgage arrears, saying one approach — the so-called mortgage-to-rent scheme — is not working as it should.
Sat, 04 Jun, 2016
Fianna Fáil has called on the government to put aside an inter-departmental “turf war” and clarify which department has ultimate responsibility for the National Broadband Plan after recent comments added to confusion over the issue.
Thu, 26 May, 2016
No doubt, it is only coincidental that no sooner had Fianna Fáil resurrected a bill that would give powers to the Central Bank to impose ceilings on mortgage interest levels that AIB announced it would be reducing its mortgage variable rate from July.
Thu, 12 May, 2016
As part of their successful election campaign in 1977, Fianna Fáil promised to abolish the rates levied on households. As a majority government, they did so. Household rates had funded local government services, inclusive of mains water and refuse collection, since the foundation of the State.
Sat, 07 May, 2016
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said people should still pay their latest Irish Water bill and that those who have paid will not be refunded, despite confirming the controversial charges will be suspended in six weeks.
Wed, 04 May, 2016
Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin teamed up yesterday against the proposed location of an incinerator in Cork Harbour, claiming such a plan would cause irreparable damage to the area.
Tue, 26 Apr, 2016
Mon, 11 Apr, 2016
Junior Labour Minister Kathleen Lynch said the controversial “attack advert” depicting Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin Gerry Adams as the newlyweds in a same-sex marriage will not be officially published.
Tue, 05 Jan, 2016
Mon, 04 Jan, 2016