Fine Gael

Fianna Fail's Micheal Martin accuses Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald of having "sense of entitlement" to power

Micheal Martin accused Mary Lou McDonald of having a sense of entitlement to power.<p>He claimed the Sinn Fein leader address to her party’s ard fheis …

Sinn Féin

Revealed: Fine Gael's top secret poll on election

Fine Gael is actively polling the public mood in anticipation of a general election, testing slogans such as 'Let Leo Lead On'.<p>In recent days, senior …

Great Britain

Satisfaction with the government jumps after referendum result

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the launch of Feile An Phobail in Belfast.<p>Image: Laura Hutton/PA Images<p>An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the launch of Feile …

Leo Varadkar

Mary Lou: Irish political life is not longer dictated by Fianna Fail or Fine Gael

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has attacked the two main parties for ruling her out as a future Tanaiste.<p>In her first Ard Fheis speech as …

Great Britain

Revealed: 30,000 'phantom' homes built since 2011

Properties counted as "new homes" include halting sites, mobile homes, retirement homes, holiday villages - and even farm buildings<p>THERE are 30,000 …


Compo culture means kids can't run in the school yard, Fine Gael TD says

Politics (Rep. of Ireland)

The Floating Voter: Compo culture means kids can't run in the school yard, Fine Gael TD says

Children are banned from running and kicking footballs in school yards due the soaring cost of insurance, a Fine Gael TD has said.<p>Dublin Fingal TD …

Leo Varadkar

Irish leaders end deadlock, make deal for new government

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's age-old political enemies struck a historic deal Friday night to create a fragile new government following an inconclusive election and two months of deadlock.<p>The potential three-year agreement between negotiators from the governing Fine Gael and the opposition Fianna Fail …

Great Britain

Varadkar sparks election talk after friend gets top taxpayer-funded job

Speculation at 'bulking up' of constituency staff<p>Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has appointed a Fine Gael councillor to a new taxpayer-funded position on his …

Great Britain

'Sleazy' strip club signs have no place in Dublin, says senator

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone claims the strip club advertisements have a negative effect on tourism<p>"Sleazy" and "degrading" strip club …

Fine Gael

Buttimer will not run in Cork North Central

Fine Gael senator Jerry Buttimer has insisted he has no intention of being parachuted into the Cork north central constituency at the request of …

Great Britain

Mary Lou McDonald keen on coalition with either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael

SINN Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she wants to discuss forming a coalition government with either Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil after the …

Mary Lou McDonald

Fine Gael defend attack on Fianna Fáil's spending plans

Fine Gael is defending its attack on Fianna Fáil's spending plans for the country.<p>It was revealed over the weekend that Leo Varadkar's party has a …

Leo Varadkar

Fianna Fáil firebrand Willie O'Dea hits back at Fine Gael's 'reckless, spendthrift' Budget claims

Fianna Fáil welfare spokesman, Willie O’Dea, has strongly rejected Fine Gael claims that his party is pushing for “a reckless” or “spendthrift” …

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael spends €4bn on private rental landlords, new figures reveal

Fianna Fail says Government's reliance on private rental market is 'unsustainable'<p>Fine Gael has spent almost €4bn of taxpayers' money paying for …


Conor McMorrow: General Election imminent...But when?

"If you hit 34% in the opinion polls. That's the day you cut and run. You go to the country." These were the words of one Fine Gael apparatchik a few …


FG members to have free vote on abortion legislation

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Fine Gael parliamentary party that members will have a free vote on the upcoming legislation on abortion.<p>It was …

Leo Varadkar

Two more years: Varadkar now seeking new deal with Fianna Fáil

Leo Varadkar believes he has achieved a lot in his first 12 months as Taoiseach and is in a good position to negotiate two more years with Fianna …

Great Britain

Exit poll reinforces FF’s image as ‘male, stale, and from beyond the Pale’

The party is out of touch with Ireland’s social agenda and has a real identity crisis, writes <b>Political Editor Daniel McConnell</b><p>Just who in the country …

Mary Lou McDonald

Harris steals glory but Fine Gael set to benefit in wake of outcome

Varadkar’s confidence also enhanced by referendum result ahead of big challenges


Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents

Five TDs – including a minister – made over 100 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of individuals in the last two years.


Fine Gael's operation transformation: group loses 28 stones

Running for office doesn't count as exercise - as most politicians in Leinster House will confirm.<p>However, a group of Fine Gael TDs and senators have …

Leo Varadkar

TDs told how to retaliate to claims Fine Gael is cosying up to Sinn Féin

Fine Gael TDs have been briefed on how to retaliate to suggestions the party is cosying up to Sinn Féin ahead of the next general election.<p>Taoiseach …


Political parties not running abortion referendum tallies at Laois count

None of the big three political parties will be running tallies at the abortion referendum count in Laois.<p>Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin …

Great Britain

Irish Justice Minister facing backlash over deal with Sinn Fein on judges

Irish Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is facing a major backlash after doing a deal on vetting future judges with Sinn Fein.<p>As significant changes …

Sinn Féin

Fine Gael may rue getting into bed with Sinn Féin

Alignment with SF on judicial appointments to placate Shane Ross threatens democracy<p>about 12 hours ago<p>The Government’s collusion with Sinn Féin in …

Eighth Amendment

Fine Gael stalwart warns TDs to 'cop on' over changes to judicial appointments

FORMER ceann comhairle Seán Barrett has launched an astonishing rebuke against changes to the way judges are appointed, saying TDs need to “cop …

Sentencing Guidelines

New poll suggests Sinn Féin is now the most popular opposition party

<b>A new opinion poll suggests Sinn Féin is now the most popular opposition party - but a separate poll paints a different picture of the political</b> …

Mary Lou McDonald

Sinn Féin more popular than Fianna Fáil, according to opinion poll

Fine Gael remains the most popular political party.

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael emerges unscathed from cervical check scandal - while Sinn Féin also rises - poll

Fine Gael has escaped the fallout from the cervical cancer scandal with the party's support rising in the latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll.<p>The …

Great Britain