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Irish Examiner
Middle-ranking officers may strike with frontline gardaíbacked the continuation of the Lansdowne Road agreement as it is part of the po
Middle-ranking officers may strike with frontline gardaí
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 hours ago
backed the continuation of the Lansdowne Road agreement as it is part of the post-election confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael, he urged Government to begin talks with gardai immediately. Mr O’Callaghan said officers have “legitimate... Read more
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Herald.ie
'Give everyone a free Interrail pass for their 18th birthday' - senatorthe free movement of people, Erasmus and a common currency. "It is a great way
'Give everyone a free Interrail pass for their 18th birthday' - senator
Herald.ie / Posted 4 hours ago
the free movement of people, Erasmus and a common currency. "It is a great way to connect young Europeans," he added. The Fine Gael politician from Ballinteer said he had the chance to travel around Europe during his time in UCD. "As a student, I... Read more
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The Irish Times
Mixed results at auction of James Reilly vintage carsA Daimler from the collection of vintage cars owned by Fine Gael deputy leader
Mixed results at auction of James Reilly vintage cars
The Irish Times / Posted 9 hours ago
A Daimler from the collection of vintage cars owned by Fine Gael deputy leader Dr James Reilly has been sold at auction for €12,500. The price was at the lower end of expectations. The car was sold at a Sheppard’s auction of the contents of Dr... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fine Gael's Brendan Griffin urges expulsion of Russian ambassador to Irelandto Ireland over his country’s alleged involvement in “possible war crimes” in t
Fine Gael's Brendan Griffin urges expulsion of Russian ambassador to Ireland
Irish Examiner / Posted 20 hours ago
to Ireland over his country’s alleged involvement in “possible war crimes” in the Syrian city Aleppo. Kerry TD and Fine Gael member Brendan Griffin made the call last night after “unsuccessful efforts” to try and have the issue raised in... Read more
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Irish Examiner
TD urges expulsion of Russian ambassador to Irelandto Ireland over his country’s alleged involvement in “possible war crimes” in t
TD urges expulsion of Russian ambassador to Ireland
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
to Ireland over his country’s alleged involvement in “possible war crimes” in the Syrian city Aleppo. Kerry TD and Fine Gael member Brendan Griffin made the call last night after “unsuccessful efforts” to try and have the issue raised in... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
My teddy bears are virgins, Gerry Adams tells Dailits submission to the Expert Commission on water services. Mr Cowen said his p
My teddy bears are virgins, Gerry Adams tells Dail
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
its submission to the Expert Commission on water services. Mr Cowen said his party agreed to establish the Commission with Fine Gael as part of the efforts to avoid another election. He claimed Sinn Féin was "under a rock" when a government needed... Read more
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RTE News
Galway Co Council votes to increase property taxdecrease the rate of Local Property Tax by up to 15% or, leave it unaltered. T
Galway Co Council votes to increase property tax
RTE News / Posted yesterday
decrease the rate of Local Property Tax by up to 15% or, leave it unaltered. The proposal was backed by all but one of the Fine Gael members on the local authority, with support from several Fianna Fáil councillors. A majority of the Council's... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Michael Lowry ‘has direct line to Government’Mr Kenny’s administration to “do what is right” for his Tipperary constituency.
Michael Lowry ‘has direct line to Government’
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Mr Kenny’s administration to “do what is right” for his Tipperary constituency. The issue of Mr Lowry’s support for the Fine Gael-led government re-emerged during Dáil questions yesterday. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin referred to Mr... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Independents seek 10,000 medical cards in budget talkssaid it wants “clear fingerprints from us and our elements on [the budget]” as
Independents seek 10,000 medical cards in budget talks
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
said it wants “clear fingerprints from us and our elements on [the budget]” as they will have to stand over it alongside Fine Gael in the months to come. “It will be a budget that we sign up to. We are not in opposition.” Alliance members... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach denies Michael Lowry suggestion that he has 'understanding' with GovernmentKenny has today insisted that there is no deal or arrangement for the support o
Taoiseach denies Michael Lowry suggestion that he has 'understanding' with Government
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Kenny has today insisted that there is no deal or arrangement for the support of Independent TD Michael Lowry. The former Fine Gael Minister suggested in local media in Tipperary recently he has "an understanding" with the Government for his... Read more
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The Irish Times
Emigrant tax: Why reward those who left?the face to tens of thousands who left with little more than the proverbial shi
Emigrant tax: Why reward those who left?
The Irish Times / Posted 2 days ago
the face to tens of thousands who left with little more than the proverbial shirt or blouse on their backs. And it provides Fine Gael with a prospect of a future cohort of “their” kind of voters. You can see them thinking “what’s not to... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Update: Katherine Zappone denies 'phantom' reports of Cabinet rift over childcare planUpdate 11am: Katherine Zappone says reports of a rift at Cabinet do not reflect
Update: Katherine Zappone denies 'phantom' reports of Cabinet rift over childcare plan
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Update 11am: Katherine Zappone says reports of a rift at Cabinet do not reflect what is really going on. Reports say Fine Gael TDs are concerned that her plans for childcare will only benefit low income families and not middle earners. "It doesn't... Read more
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RTE News
Zappone denies being kept in the dark on Budgetshe was not been kept in the dark in Budget 2017 discussions for her Department
Zappone denies being kept in the dark on Budget
RTE News / Posted 2 days ago
she was not been kept in the dark in Budget 2017 discussions for her Department. Responding to reports of Government and Fine Gael tensions on her Budget proposals to target childcare subsidies at lower income families, she said this would be the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Coalition faces fresh crisis over response to abortion billof the debate commencing, which they say would be “very destabilising”. Speaki
Coalition faces fresh crisis over response to abortion bill
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
of the debate commencing, which they say would be “very destabilising”. Speaking to the Irish Examiner, one minister said Fine Gael expectations that the Independents would roll over are “wide of the mark”. “We will meet to decide but like last... Read more
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RTE News
Noonan briefs Cabinet on tax options in Budgetmade. He also discussed a rise in the price of cigarettes. Mr Noonan confirmed
Noonan briefs Cabinet on tax options in Budget
RTE News / Posted 3 days ago
made. He also discussed a rise in the price of cigarettes. Mr Noonan confirmed the price would be going up at the recent Fine Gael think in. Ministers are also looking at further increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit for the self employed. The... Read more
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The Irish Times
‘Why should those who left when the going got tough be rewarded?’the face to tens of thousands who left with little more than the proverbial shi
‘Why should those who left when the going got tough be rewarded?’
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
the face to tens of thousands who left with little more than the proverbial shirt or blouse on their backs. And it provides Fine Gael with a prospect of a future cohort of “their” kind of voters. You can see them thinking “what’s not to... Read more
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Irish Examiner
'Repeal' wearing TD's to face disciplinary action after breaking rules"is not a black and white issue". The decision by the AAA-PBP TDs to wear "Rep
'Repeal' wearing TD's to face disciplinary action after breaking rules
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
"is not a black and white issue". The decision by the AAA-PBP TDs to wear "Repeal" t-shirts was criticised in the Dáil by Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon, who said a group of schoolchildren he brought to Leinster House recently were told to remove... Read more
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The Irish Times
Budget 2017: Here’s everything we know so far“FF push gains €5 for pensioners” may be too hard for the Soldiers of Destiny t
Budget 2017: Here’s everything we know so far
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
“FF push gains €5 for pensioners” may be too hard for the Soldiers of Destiny to resist and not enough for Noonan and Fine Gael to go to the wire on, especially if the USC cut is agreed. Children’s allowance: Very little noise about this. Was... Read more
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Herald.ie
Leo denies 'love-bombing' FG TDs with pizza and beer to win supportVaradkar rejected any suggestion that this was part of an attempt to ingratiate
Leo denies 'love-bombing' FG TDs with pizza and beer to win support
Herald.ie / Posted 4 days ago
Varadkar rejected any suggestion that this was part of an attempt to ingratiate himself with colleagues in advance of a Fine Gael leadership contest. The Dublin West TD said because he's been a member of Fine Gael since he was a teenager he's... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Budget talks: Fianna Fáil seeks USC cutsLeo Varadkar has said there will be no “giveaway budget” and called on all part
Budget talks: Fianna Fáil seeks USC cuts
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
Leo Varadkar has said there will be no “giveaway budget” and called on all parties not to engage in “auction politics”. Fine Gael ministers are expected to meet their Fianna Fáil counterparts this week, as the nuts and bolts of the budget are... Read more
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RTE News
Budget to dominate as Dáil returns after breakNoonan is also due to hold further talks this week with Fianna Fáil's finance s
Budget to dominate as Dáil returns after break
RTE News / Posted 4 days ago
Noonan is also due to hold further talks this week with Fianna Fáil's finance spokesperson Michael McGrath, while the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party will also be feeding into the process. Ahead of 11 October Budget day, opposition parties and... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fine Gael in need of radical reform to avoid another election defeatTaoiseach Enda Kenny has been called on to oversee a radical reform of Fine Gae
Fine Gael in need of radical reform to avoid another election defeat
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been called on to oversee a radical reform of Fine Gael if it is to avoid another election defeat, two internal reports have said. The two reports seen by the Irish Examiner into the party's "dour election" were commissioned... Read more
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RTE News
Noonan says corporation tax not under EU pressurematters on it now. He said there are lots of different inputs, including from
Noonan says corporation tax not under EU pressure
RTE News / Posted 4 days ago
matters on it now. He said there are lots of different inputs, including from three independent ministers, as well as the Fine Gael parliamentary party, and Fianna Fáil supporting it from outside. However, he said at this stage there does not... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Kenneth Egan: I went off the rails after winning Olympic medalKenneth Egan says he went off the rails after winning an Olympic medal in 2008.
Kenneth Egan: I went off the rails after winning Olympic medal
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
Kenneth Egan says he went off the rails after winning an Olympic medal in 2008. The Fine Gael councillor admitted he had a huge problem with alcohol after the games. It comes as addiction service Aiséirí say they need more funding for their centres... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Chief Justice Susan Denham calls for judicial councilensure an appropriate relationship with other branches of the Government. But
Chief Justice Susan Denham calls for judicial council
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
ensure an appropriate relationship with other branches of the Government. But she has made very pointed criticisms of the Fine Gael-led minority government for downgrading the status of a bill which would see the council established. She said the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Workers may benefit by just €5 in budgetmeetings between Mr Noonan and Mr Donohoe and Fianna Fáil counterparts Michael
Workers may benefit by just €5 in budget
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
meetings between Mr Noonan and Mr Donohoe and Fianna Fáil counterparts Michael McGrath and Dara Calleary, with both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil keen to ensure they are able to press home their own policies. The negotiations are likely to take... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Chief Justice Susan Denham calls for judicial councilvacuum” and is a matter for real concern for the judiciary and the State. But
Chief Justice Susan Denham calls for judicial council
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
vacuum” and is a matter for real concern for the judiciary and the State. But she has made very pointed criticisms of the Fine Gael-led minority government for downgrading the status of a bill which would see the council established. She said the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Latest poll shows dip in support for Government partiesto a new opinion poll. But the first Red C poll of the new term, for tomorrow'
Latest poll shows dip in support for Government parties
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
to a new opinion poll. But the first Red C poll of the new term, for tomorrow's Sunday Business Post, shows support for Fine Gael falling one point to 25%, while the Independent Alliance also drop one point to 4%. Fianna Fáil, which is... Read more
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RTE News
Support for Sinn Féin and independents up - pollSupport for Sinn Féin and independents up, new poll suggests Updated / Sept. 2
Support for Sinn Féin and independents up - poll
RTE News / Posted 6 days ago
Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, new poll suggests Updated / Sept. 24, 2016 17:59Support for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael fell slightly, the poll suggests For the second week in a row - an opinion poll has suggested an increase in support... Read more
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The Irish Times
EU contribution hike for Ireland unlikely, says Brian Hayesby Ireland to the EU budget, due to the surge in 2015 gross domestic product fi
EU contribution hike for Ireland unlikely, says Brian Hayes
The Irish Times / Posted 7 days ago
by Ireland to the EU budget, due to the surge in 2015 gross domestic product figures, is “highly unlikely” according to Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes. Previously Department of Finance officials said they believed, on the basis of existing EU rules,... Read more
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The Irish Times
Brian Hayes: Ireland won’t face extra €280m EU budget contributionincreased contribution by Ireland to the EU budget, due to the surge in 2015 GD
Brian Hayes: Ireland won’t face extra €280m EU budget contribution
The Irish Times / Posted 7 days ago
increased contribution by Ireland to the EU budget, due to the surge in 2015 GDP figures, is “highly unlikely” according to Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes. Previously Department of Finance officials said they believed on the basis of existing EU rules,... Read more
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Irish Examiner
CUH plans helipad for next yeara Cork City Council planning application will be lodged. The details emerged y
CUH plans helipad for next year
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
a Cork City Council planning application will be lodged. The details emerged yesterday in a reply to questions from Fine Gael councillor John Buttimer. Mr McNamara confirmed that a design team has been appointed in recent weeks to advance... Read more
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Irish Central
Could Gerry Adams and Enda Kenny be stepping down?in Co. Meath he will step down as part of the party’s 10-year transition plan,
Could Gerry Adams and Enda Kenny be stepping down?
Irish Central / Posted 7 days ago
in Co. Meath he will step down as part of the party’s 10-year transition plan, and he hinted that a woman might take over. Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach Enda Kenny, the first leader to return the party to successive terms in government, is more... Read more
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The Irish Times
What Lucinda did next: Creighton leads Brexit unit for consultantslost her seat in Dublin Bay South in February. She had been a member of the Dái
What Lucinda did next: Creighton leads Brexit unit for consultants
The Irish Times / Posted 7 days ago
lost her seat in Dublin Bay South in February. She had been a member of the Dáil since 2007, originally winning a seat for Fine Gael before later leaving the party. Ms Creighton is the latest former Fine Gael politician to secure an advisory role... Read more
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The Irish Times
Lucinda Creighton appointed by Brussels-based group Fipra to lead its Brexit unitlost her seat in Dublin Bay South in February. She had been a member of the Dái
Lucinda Creighton appointed by Brussels-based group Fipra to lead its Brexit unit
The Irish Times / Posted 8 days ago
lost her seat in Dublin Bay South in February. She had been a member of the Dáil since 2007, originally winning a seat for Fine Gael before later leaving the party. Ms Creighton is the latest former Fine Gael politician to secure an advisory role... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Budget: Growing speculation over additional spendingGovernment will have more than the €1.7bn in extra spending already committed t
Budget: Growing speculation over additional spending
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
Government will have more than the €1.7bn in extra spending already committed to come Budget Day, writes Daniel McConnell. Fine Gael and Fianna Fail held fresh talks today to discuss the potential make-up of the Budget, as part of the ‘Supply and... Read more
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Limerick Post
Limerick poised to attract more businessFDI to Ireland.” “Despite this, the annual regional figures over 2012-2015 cle
Limerick poised to attract more business
Limerick Post / Posted 8 days ago
FDI to Ireland.” “Despite this, the annual regional figures over 2012-2015 clearly reveal a consistent pattern. Under a Fine Gael led government, almost 50 per cent of all IDA supported jobs over this period were concentrated in the Greater... Read more
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Irish Examiner
#Ploughing16: Taoiseach hints that he will be staying on as party leader until 2018 as he 'focuses on horizon'to mess around,” Taosieach Enda Kenny proclaimed to a welly clad and rain drenc
#Ploughing16: Taoiseach hints that he will be staying on as party leader until 2018 as he 'focuses on horizon'
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
to mess around,” Taosieach Enda Kenny proclaimed to a welly clad and rain drenched bunch who had made their way into the Fine Gael tent at the National Ploughing Championships. Enda Kenny picking up 14mo Chloe Mahon, Millball, Offaly when she... Read more
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Irish Examiner
#Ploughing16: Enda Kenny doesn’t see retirement on horizon yetto mess around,” Taosieach Enda Kenny proclaimed to a welly clad and rain drenc
#Ploughing16: Enda Kenny doesn’t see retirement on horizon yet
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
to mess around,” Taosieach Enda Kenny proclaimed to a welly clad and rain drenched bunch who had made their way into the Fine Gael tent at the National Ploughing Championships. Enda Kenny picking up 14mo Chloe Mahon, Millball, Offaly when she... Read more
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The Irish Times
Gay Mitchell joins Unique Media as consultant on BrexitThe Dublin-based public relations agency has also appointed Fine Gael media and
Gay Mitchell joins Unique Media as consultant on Brexit
The Irish Times / Posted 9 days ago
The Dublin-based public relations agency has also appointed Fine Gael media and campaigns manager Gillian Kavanagh to its expanded political and public affairs division, The Irish Times has learned. The agency plans to focus on advising local and... Read more
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Herald.ie
'I've seen the problems first hand on the streets' - Taoiseachof abolishing water charges would mean "everybody could leave their taps on" an
'I've seen the problems first hand on the streets' - Taoiseach
Herald.ie / Posted 9 days ago
of abolishing water charges would mean "everybody could leave their taps on" and the taxpayer would have to foot the bill. Fine Gael supports conservation measures through metering, and a "fair and affordable contribution" from households, he... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Irish Water to get €660m bailoutDonohoe who said funding for Irish Water would compete with other demands such
Irish Water to get €660m bailout
Irish Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
Donohoe who said funding for Irish Water would compete with other demands such as housing. The pre-budget cautions put Fine Gael directly at odds with Fianna Fáil, which wants water charges suspended indefinitely. Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday... Read more
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Tax-News.com
Noonan Says Ireland Cannot Phase Out USC On Schedulethree percent surcharge; and increasing the exemption threshold. The Programme
Noonan Says Ireland Cannot Phase Out USC On Schedule
Tax-News.com / Posted 9 days ago
three percent surcharge; and increasing the exemption threshold. The Programme for Government, drawn up by the minority Fine Gael administration in conjunction with the opposition parties, committed the Government to phasing out the USC over the... Read more
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GAA Football & Hurling
An offer that politicians can't refuse!offer! Shamrock Rovers have made a generous offer to sport loving senators Mic
An offer that politicians can't refuse!
GAA Football & Hurling / Posted 9 days ago
offer! Shamrock Rovers have made a generous offer to sport loving senators Michelle Mulherin and Catherine Noone. The Fine Gael duo hit the headlines last week after their requests for All-Ireland SFC final tickets were turned down by the... Read more
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RTE News
Citizens' Assembly's first meeting set for October@rtenews He described Fianna Fáil’s decision in favour of abolishing water cha
Citizens' Assembly's first meeting set for October
RTE News / Posted 9 days ago
@rtenews He described Fianna Fáil’s decision in favour of abolishing water charges as a reversal to old populism and said Fine Gael supported a single utility and a fair and affordable regime for water. The expert commission on water would report... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach outlines Govt plans for abortion laws, Budget and water chargesdevelop plans to advance suppports for childcare. He said it was a “work in pro
Taoiseach outlines Govt plans for abortion laws, Budget and water charges
Irish Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
develop plans to advance suppports for childcare. He said it was a “work in progress” and was speaking in the context of Fine Gael TDs seeking more supports for the “squeezed middle”. Mr Kenny also said that the October 11 Budget will be... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Farming Poll 2016: Simon Coveney favoured to take over as Fine Gael leaderSimon Coveney is the preferred candidate to be the next Fine Gael leader among
Farming Poll 2016: Simon Coveney favoured to take over as Fine Gael leader
Irish Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
Simon Coveney is the preferred candidate to be the next Fine Gael leader among farmers but the party is losing support, writes Political Reporter Elaine Loughlin. Minister Simon Coveney, Ray Kelly, Marketing Director, Musgraves in the SuperValu Good... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Farming Poll 2016: Coveney favourite to replace Kenny but rural Ireland is loosening the traditional political tiesSimon Coveney is the preferred option to be the next Fine Gael leader among far
Farming Poll 2016: Coveney favourite to replace Kenny but rural Ireland is loosening the traditional political ties
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
Simon Coveney is the preferred option to be the next Fine Gael leader among farmers but the party is losing support, writes Political Reporter Elaine Loughlin. Ger McCarthy, from Rossmore, Clonakilty, Co Cork, with his horses Larry and Fred.... Read more
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Irish Examiner
FF supports FG 'one budget at time': MartinFianna Fáil says it will consider its support for Fine Gael "one budget at a ti
FF supports FG 'one budget at time': Martin
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
Fianna Fáil says it will consider its support for Fine Gael "one budget at a time". Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he still does not believe the country will be able to afford scrapping the Universal Social Charge. Asked if Fianna Fáil... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Micheál Martin denies FF u-turn on water chargeselection. In the aftermath as well we’ve discussed it obviously in the context
Micheál Martin denies FF u-turn on water charges
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
election. In the aftermath as well we’ve discussed it obviously in the context of the Confidence and Supply Agreement [with Fine Gael] as well.” Earlier: Water charges are “unlikely” to be reintroduced, the leader of Fianna Fáil has declared,... Read more
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