Person: Sean Kyne
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
There is an onus on the party to eke out its true definition, as a right-of-centre party, and put a real end to civil war politics, writes Daniel McConnell.
Fri, 28 Feb, 2020
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are set to add numbers to the Seanad election race from candidates who lost their Dáil seats.
Tue, 25 Feb, 2020
Kyne lost his Dáil seat in Galway West in the general election.
Wed, 19 Feb, 2020
Questions are being raised after the government last week gave €20m to Connacht Rugby for a new stadium, because they weren't sure the IRFU would fund the project.
Tue, 14 Jan, 2020
Election fever has gripped political parties ahead of an expected announcement by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that the country is to go to the polls.
Mon, 13 Jan, 2020
The Greens have ruled out supporting the Government amid increasing election speculation while ministers have openly confirmed there is now a growing chance of a February poll.
Sun, 12 Jan, 2020
Fine Gael is preparing to dump Verona Murphy as a general election candidate following her “disastrous” campaign in Wexford.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2019
The State is in the final stages of purchasing Aerfort Na Minna in Connemara in order to secure long-term connectivity to the Aran Islands.
Tue, 26 Nov, 2019
Demoted Fianna Fáil TDs Timmy Dooley and Niall Collins look set to remain stripped of their frontbench jobs after scathing criticism of their parts in the Dáil voting scandal.
Fri, 25 Oct, 2019
Senior Fine Gael figures have launched stinging attacks on Fianna Fáil TDs who voted on behalf of their colleagues in the Dáil, deeming their actions “cavalier” and “arrogant”.
Thu, 24 Oct, 2019
Gardaí say a man fell to the ground after “colliding with a vehicle” near the site of the Connemara Gateway Hotel.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019
Politicians from all parties in Galway West have expressed opposition to a gold and silver mining bid in protected Connemara habitats.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2019
Phil Hogan, as minister for the environment and local government, just about destroyed local democracy in the run-up to his Local Government Act of 2014 and I took no notice.
Thu, 23 May, 2019
Funding worth €250,000 has been announced for an initiative which will allow third level students to spend three months in the Gaeltacht.
Mon, 13 May, 2019
The Government has been accused of using the Brexit crisis and cost fears as an excuse to stall vital law changes after it emerged 146 opposition bills have been delayed despite being backed by the Dáil and Seanad.
Tue, 23 Apr, 2019
Comhar na nOileán Teo is to benefit from €70,000 worth of Governmental funding.
Fri, 12 Apr, 2019
New laws guaranteeing that women who seek abortions will have safe access to hospitals is unlikely to be in place by the summer break.
Wed, 03 Apr, 2019
The country’s top official for public expenditure has been sharply criticised for snubbing a request to appear before the Oireachtas Health Committee which is investigating cost overruns at the National Children’s Hospital.
Sun, 20 Jan, 2019
Those of us who grew up when the rivers of Ireland were full of fish understood the term, “as slippery as an eel”.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2018
Josepha Madigan has not taken any Irish classes since becoming Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht almost a year ago.
Fri, 02 Nov, 2018
Joe McHugh has been confirmed as the new Minister for Education.
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018
After a dramatic week the Government will face another challenge to secure a vote to appoint a successor to former minister Denis Naughten.
Sat, 13 Oct, 2018
Consumer confidence has slumped to a 21-month low amid rising concerns over Brexit, increased household costs such as rent and heat, and limited expectations of gains in next week’s Budget.
Mon, 01 Oct, 2018
It would take two and a half hours to walk along the length of the illegal netting seized by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) last year.
Sat, 16 Jun, 2018
‘I didn’t look at the legalities... they came to me for practical help’
Thu, 26 Apr, 2018
The Government’s proposed 12-week access abortion law that it wants to introduce if the Eighth Amendment is removed could be changed to take account of new medical breakthroughs in years to come, an expert has said.
Fri, 13 Apr, 2018
Struggling mortgage holders must be offered debt write-downs instead of so-called foreign vulture funds, Paschal Donohoe has been told.
Thu, 22 Feb, 2018
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has voiced concerns about the welfare of the unborn over proposals to legalise abortions in all cases up to 12 weeks of gestation.
Tue, 16 Jan, 2018
Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are awaiting the results of an autopsy which was carried out on the body of a 64-year old woman who was found dead in a hotel room in Co Galway.
Wed, 01 Nov, 2017
Bank chiefs are facing the threat of tougher levies or even fines if they fail to set out how and when customers ripped off by the tracker mortgage scandal will be properly repaid and compensated.
Mon, 23 Oct, 2017
Deeply disappointed Fine Gael TDs have questioned Leo Varadkar’s junior ministerial reshuffle as he faces a backlash over the lack of female appointments.
Wed, 21 Jun, 2017
Leo Varadkar has been accused of "undervaluing women's voices" after appointing less females than Enda Kenny to junior ministry roles.
Tue, 20 Jun, 2017
looks at those who will be disappointed with new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s picks.
Thu, 15 Jun, 2017
Boston Scientific has today launched its new RoadRunner endoscopy design facility in Galway where it employs 3.000 people.
Thu, 08 Jun, 2017
They were all singing for their supper, but now the meals are coming who will be left hungry?assesses the likely winners and losers in incoming Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s new cabinet.
Tue, 06 Jun, 2017
Incoming taoiseach Leo Varadkar may ultimately appoint his leadership rival Simon Coveney as tánaiste as part of a peace offering to ease party divisions.
Mon, 05 Jun, 2017
Shock and Awe, Blitzkrieg, total annihilation. That was the clear strategy from the Leo ‘X Factor’ Varadkar camp on the first day of the campaign to replace Enda Kenny as Taoiseach, writes Political Editor.
Fri, 19 May, 2017
The abandonment of rural Ireland dominated the weekly meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party last night.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
Housing Minister Simon Coveney has opened an early lead on his main rival Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar in the race to succeed Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach.
Fri, 24 Feb, 2017
Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s controversial St Patrick’s Day meeting with US president Donald Trump will take place during an expanded trade mission,
Tue, 21 Feb, 2017
Schools that fulfil criteria as Gaeltacht schools will get extra staff and other resources to support their work of keeping the Irish language alive.
Sun, 30 Oct, 2016
Tue, 27 Sep, 2016
Údarás na Gaeltachta is holding crisis meetings with the directors of a plastics company that was launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and then jobs minister Richard Bruton in December 2014.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2016