Seanad to be recalled to discuss Gaza and Ukraine
Fine Gael leader in the Seanad Maurice Cummins confirmed the Upper House will sit as soon as procedurally possible, potentially this week.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Creighton holds fresh discussions on forming new party
LUCINDA Creighton's Reform Alliance has held fresh talks with a leading international political strategist as the group of Fine Gael rebels edges closer to forming a new party.
Enda under pressure as FG's 'good servant' bites back
Enda Kenny is already on a journey of discovery about how hell really does have no fury like many Fine Gael women scorned.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Micheal Martin 'not ruling in' being Kenny's third Tanaiste
Mr Martin today refused to be drawn on whether his party might go into government with Fine Gael after the next election.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Varadkar and Martin rule out coalition with Sinn Fein
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD, Mary Lou McDonald TD and Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin TD, during their visit to the MacGill Summer School.
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Full speech delivered by Pearse Doherty TD to the MacGill Summer School
In the South, the idealism and vision of the republican revolutionaries of 1916 was replaced by the narrow interests of a conservative elite in business and politics.
Flannery: FG destined to share power with FF
A senior former Fine Gael strategist says it is the party's "destiny" to end up in government with Fianna FA il.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
'Left Alliance' to beat Lucinda in new party race
An alliance of left-of-centre Independent TDs are poised to beat their right-wing Reform Alliance rivals to the punch in the race to form a new political party.
HSE criticised over recruitment process
A Fine Gael Senator has strongly criticised the HSE for appointing over 1,100 administrative and managerial staff to permanent posts without going through a formal recruitment process.
Undressed party girls get a right old dressing down
To mark the appointment of a raft of new female Government ministers in the UK, the Daily Mail ran a two-page spread that concentrated entirely on their appearance and clothes.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Enda woes: Leo gets tough, women at war
Health Minister Leo Varadkar is heading for a Budget showdown with a Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin , the Sunday a Independent can reveal.
Flannery calls on Dail to bring PAC to account
Former Rehab chief executive and Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery has called on the Dail to bring the Public Accounts Committee "to book" following last week's ruling that the committee doesn't have the power to compel his appearance before it.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Flannery says FG role not 'unrelated' to PAC call
Former Rehab chief executive and board member Frank Flannery has said his role as director of elections for Fine Gael was not "unrelated" to the decision by the Public Accounts Committee to "haul" him in to subject him to "their particular form of inquisition".
Hedges must be cut back say councillors
Safety issues arising from overgrown hedges have led to calls for the Minister for Transport to put in place a grass and hedge trimming scheme during the summer months.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Globetrotter was once the best paid local politician in country
As Cork City Council Lord Mayor, Mr Murphy clocked up a a 15,000 bill travelling the world at the taxpayer's expense.
Kenny claims geography, not gender decided new ministers
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has further infuriated his female TDs after admitting that geography placed a key factor in the make-up of his junior ministerial team.
Tipperary childcare facilities receive Early Years funding
Fine Gael Tipperary TD Noel Coonan has welcomed the announcement by Junior Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly, that 77,883 will be awarded to Tipperary childcare facilities through the 2014 Early Years Capital programme.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
What it says in the papers
Coverage of the Collins family and the shunning of females in the new Government dominates the national papers this morning.
Minister Hayes rejects claim that Clonmel clubs 'snubbed'
Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Tom Hayes has rejected claims that Clonmel was ignored in the allocation of grants under the Sports Capital Programme.
a 44,775 for childcare facilities
Fine Gael Senator Michael Comiskey and Sligo/North Leitrim TD, Tony McLoughlin, have received confirmation that 44,775 will be awarded to Leitrim childcare facilities through the 2014 Early Years Capital programme.