Organisation: Fine Gael Parliamentary Party
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to travel to Liverpool on Friday for a make-or-break showdown meeting with British Prime Minster Boris Johnson.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has signalled to a meeting of his Fine Gael ministers that he would prefer the upcoming by-elections to be held in November, even if his party is unlikely to win any of them.
Mon, 05 Aug, 2019
For all its posing as prudent, Fine Gael’s fiscal knicker elastic is not nearly as tight as its talk, writes .
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin faced criticism from a number of his own TDs over his speech in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment last week.
Thu, 25 Jan, 2018
This morning, the Cabinet will meet for the first time since the Christmas break, and at the top of the agenda is abortion, writes
Wed, 10 Jan, 2018
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has backed abortion in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormalities but has stopped short of endorsing an Oireachtas committee call for terminations up to 12 weeks.
Fri, 15 Dec, 2017
The Taoiseach is expected to announce the appointment of Simon Coveney as Tánaiste in the Dáil today.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017
The phrase “all politics is local” is generally attributed to the former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, the late Tip O’Neill.
Sat, 25 Nov, 2017
Environment Minister Denis Naughten has urged opposition parties to fully support the Government’s pay-by-weight bin charges reforms after claiming some people are using the existing system to put “dead animals” in recycling bins.
Thu, 06 Jul, 2017
Bertie had his kitchen cabinet. Enda had ‘Big’ Phil Hogan and a silent but deadly Michael Noonan. And, if comments from Kate O’Connell are to be believed, Leo has an entire choir, writes
Sat, 03 Jun, 2017
It is being claimed that some of those backing Leo Varadkar in the Fine Gael leadership contest have switched sides.
Tue, 30 May, 2017
Runaway Fine Gael leadership candidate Leo Varadkar has ruled out calling a snap election and will not give Enda Kenny an official Brexit role should he gain power.
Sat, 20 May, 2017
Fine Gael has been scrambling to book venues for its leadership hustings due to the short timeframe of the contest.
Fri, 19 May, 2017
Enda Kenny is expected to outline his plans for stepping down at tonight's parliamentary party meeting.
Wed, 17 May, 2017
Simon Coveney is viewed by some within the Fine Gael party as being the best candidate to run the country following the end of Enda Kenny’s tenure as Taoiseach, but the dilemma facing the party is that Leo Varadkar is viewed by others as being more likely to attract votes for Fine Gael, writes
Sat, 13 May, 2017
The abandonment of rural Ireland dominated the weekly meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party last night.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
Not back in Ireland 72 hours and we were already hearing that Enda Kenny wants to further delay his stay in Government Buildings, writes
Tue, 21 Mar, 2017
Both of Fine Gael's leadership contenders - Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing Simon Coveney - have both told Fine Gael TDs to be on an election footing,.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2017
While publicly, the Government has to state it is preparing for all contingencies, and it is right and proper it do so, it is clear on a political level, things are not going our way, writes
Wed, 15 Feb, 2017
A Fine Gael minister says he believes there should not be refunds for those who paid water charges.
Thu, 01 Dec, 2016
Tue, 27 Sep, 2016
Fri, 08 Jul, 2016
Customers face bills in excess of €500 a year to have their bins collected, representing an 80% hike on current rates when the new pay-by- weight charges kick in on July 1.
Thu, 16 Jun, 2016
John Halligan and Sean Canney will be among the TDs appointed as junior ministers in the coming days.
Mon, 09 May, 2016
A Dáil vote on permanently abolishing water charges could be held as early as next April, according to the government-support deal agreed between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.
Wed, 04 May, 2016
Pressure is mounting on Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to open talks on government options as Independents shy away from a deal without agreement between the parties.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
Thu, 03 Mar, 2016
Rebel ex-Fine Gael minister Lucinda Creighton is to finally launch her much- vaunted party today.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2015
The Taoiseach has seen off any major backlash over his handling of Fine Gael’s nomination process for the Seanad by-election after backbenchers were told to keep their focus on economic recovery.
Thu, 02 Oct, 2014
The Taoiseach has blown open a bitter row in his party by blaming unnamed officials for the botched handling of Fine Gael’s nomination for the Seanad by-election.
Wed, 01 Oct, 2014
As ever, Enda Kenny managed to find a rose in the dirt.
Fri, 26 Sep, 2014
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has firmly ruled out any change to abortion laws before the next general election, despite expressing sympathy for women whose pregnancies involve fatal foetal abnormalities.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to make a significant jobs announcement when he visits the Mater Private Hospital in Cork this morning.
Thu, 11 Sep, 2014
Former junior ministers have spoken of the confusing nature of serving in Government and of the challenges faced by ministers of state when in their posts.
Mon, 21 Jul, 2014
Whoever takes over the reins as Labour leader will have his or her work cut out to reboot a party that has all but flatlined. But that is not the full story of what happened in the local and European elections.
Thu, 29 May, 2014
Dan Neville has been elected as the new Chairperson of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party.
Wed, 14 May, 2014
If exasperated headmaster Enda Kenny thought expelling Blueshirt bad girl Lucinda Creighton to reform school was going to make her change her ways, he was very much mistaken.
Mon, 27 Jan, 2014
A multi-million euro child-benefit scam is not being tackled by ministers, a TD has warned.
Mon, 13 Jan, 2014
Claims by rebel TD Lucinda Creighton that she does not intend to use a one-day conference by her Reform Alliance grouping as the springboard for a new party have been ridiculed by Fine Gael top brass.
Mon, 06 Jan, 2014
Education Minister Ruairí Quinn has called for the board of the Central Remedial Clinic to quit as the controversy over the use of public donations to top-up the salaries of well-paid managers escalates.
Sat, 30 Nov, 2013
There is an increasing acceptance that Budget 2014 was not fully costed by the Department of Finance and the focus is on cuts to health.
Thu, 24 Oct, 2013