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Herald.ie
Irish Water's parent hiring €90k lobbyist to apply for EU fundingfund infrastructure upgrades. The EU's stance on water charges is likely to be
Irish Water's parent hiring €90k lobbyist to apply for EU funding
Herald.ie / Posted 6 minutes ago
fund infrastructure upgrades. The EU's stance on water charges is likely to be key in what will become of the company as Fine Gael and Fianna Fail have been citing conflicting legal advice on whether the charges can be scrapped. Ervia, which is... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Inquiries may see educators lose right to teachAct have yet to be prescribed by Mr Bruton. He said last week that the Governme
Inquiries may see educators lose right to teach
Irish Examiner / Posted an hour ago
Act have yet to be prescribed by Mr Bruton. He said last week that the Government will support a bill proposed by fellow Fine Gael TD Jim Daly to improve information and complaint procedures for parents relating to schools and boards of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fianna Fáil: We won’t tolerate nasty surprises in budgetdictate October’s budget, but insists that “no nasty surprises” will be tolerat
Fianna Fáil: We won’t tolerate nasty surprises in budget
Irish Examiner / Posted an hour ago
dictate October’s budget, but insists that “no nasty surprises” will be tolerated. The party, which is facilitating the Fine Gael-Independent minority government, will be looked upon to abstain from the budget votes to allow them pass. Its... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Rapist's visit to town where he murdered TWO women sparks outrageout.” The Prison Service confirmed Michael Murphy was in Drogheda on May 1 las
Rapist's visit to town where he murdered TWO women sparks outrage
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
out.” The Prison Service confirmed Michael Murphy was in Drogheda on May 1 last and on another date late last year. Local Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd said he was very concerned about the disclosure. He added: “I’m very concerned because of the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Fine Gael minister Leo Varadkar says he will live to see united Ireland Comments by Varadkar bring ‘Methuselah’ jibe from DUP MP who tells Republic’s
Fine Gael minister Leo Varadkar says he will live to see united Ireland
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
Comments by Varadkar bring ‘Methuselah’ jibe from DUP MP who tells Republic’s politicians to ‘butt out’ and instead concentrate on their own domestic difficulties A Fine Gael... Read more
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Irish Central
Fianna Fail are back as Irish suffer from Enda Kenny fatiguesurprising as Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has been displaying rare politi
Fianna Fail are back as Irish suffer from Enda Kenny fatigue
Irish Central / Posted yesterday
surprising as Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has been displaying rare political skill and opportunism that has left Fine Gael gasping. It is clear the Irish electorate has short memories and are content to forget that it was Fianna Fail... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Martin McGuinness: Northern Ireland stands to lose millions in EU fundinga hard border from Dundalk to Derry. "I can tell you that hard borders would n
Martin McGuinness: Northern Ireland stands to lose millions in EU funding
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
a hard border from Dundalk to Derry. "I can tell you that hard borders would not be accepted in the south or the north." Fine Gael leader Mr Kenny said it was vital there would not be a return to the days of "checkpoints, towers and... Read more
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Herald.ie
'People will link me sitting on the toilet to FG leadership' - LeoAM Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar is waiting for the moment he "sits
'People will link me sitting on the toilet to FG leadership' - Leo
Herald.ie / Posted 2 days ago
AM Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar is waiting for the moment he "sits on the toilet" and it gets linked to the Fine Gael leadership race. The minister, who is frontrunner to replace Enda Kenny, has dismissed speculation that his... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Enda Kenny says no united Ireland vote in medium term ‘or perhaps ever’a united Ireland “is not going to be the case now or in the medium term, or per
Enda Kenny says no united Ireland vote in medium term ‘or perhaps ever’
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
a united Ireland “is not going to be the case now or in the medium term, or perhaps ever”. Despite the clear U-turn, the Fine Gael leader has stressed that the country is still not “going back to the days of checkpoints and towers” amid... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Leaving Cert Festival on Facebook is a scam, students warnedevent page advertises a bogus Leaving Cert results party and has over 3,000 peo
Leaving Cert Festival on Facebook is a scam, students warned
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
event page advertises a bogus Leaving Cert results party and has over 3,000 people indicating that they will attend. Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond, who said he has reported the page to the Gardaí, says the event is a scam and students... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach walks back from talk of united Ireland poll"instability" in the province, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Political Reporter.
Taoiseach walks back from talk of united Ireland poll
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
"instability" in the province, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Political Reporter. However, despite the clear u-turn, the Fine Gael leader has stressed the country is still not "going back to the days of check points and towers" amid heightened... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Leo Varadkar: I believe Ireland will unite in my lifetimeand that it could be divisive if done at the wrong time. "I do believe that in
Leo Varadkar: I believe Ireland will unite in my lifetime
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
and that it could be divisive if done at the wrong time. "I do believe that in my lifetime we will have a united Ireland…Fine Gael is a united Ireland party; we've always believed in a united Ireland," he said. "I also think there will always... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Varadkar 'waiting on the day I sit on toilet and someone says it's part of a leadership strategy'pm Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar has expressed his frustration at be
Varadkar 'waiting on the day I sit on toilet and someone says it's part of a leadership strategy'
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
pm Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar has expressed his frustration at being constantly linked with the leadership of Fine Gael, writes Daniel McConnell, political editor. Speaking this morning at an event at Dublin Castle, Mr Varadkar denied... Read more
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The Irish Times
USC cut would limit other promised tax reductionsGovernment with limited room to meet other tax commitments, new analysis from t
USC cut would limit other promised tax reductions
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
Government with limited room to meet other tax commitments, new analysis from the Department of Finance finds. However, Fine Gael is sticking to its position that the Government will spend €300 million cutting the USC in the budget, with a... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Leo Varadkar claims border poll could undermine relations with Northand I do believe there will be a united Ireland in my lifetime although I don’t
Leo Varadkar claims border poll could undermine relations with North
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
and I do believe there will be a united Ireland in my lifetime although I don’t know at what point in my lifetime. “Fine Gael is a united Ireland party that remains an objective. However, I don’t feel a border poll would be a good idea at... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Varadkar proposes overhaul of welfare system in what is seen as start of FG leadership bidradical plans to overhaul the social welfare system, in what is seen as the sta
Varadkar proposes overhaul of welfare system in what is seen as start of FG leadership bid
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
radical plans to overhaul the social welfare system, in what is seen as the start of his bid to become the leader of Fine Gael. Social welfare payments would be linked to the cost of living or to average earnings under the proposals which... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Enda Kenny and Micheal Martin's cavalier attempts at electioneering suit unionism very nicely Fine Gael and Fianna Fail are boneheaded and ham-fisted in trying to play gre
Enda Kenny and Micheal Martin's cavalier attempts at electioneering suit unionism very nicely
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
Fine Gael and Fianna Fail are boneheaded and ham-fisted in trying to play green card for their narrow party-political advantage, says Alex Kane The... Read more
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The Irish Times
Get set to be underwhelmed by budget tax planmake sure that changes to the USC do not disproportionately benefit the better
Get set to be underwhelmed by budget tax plan
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
make sure that changes to the USC do not disproportionately benefit the better off. Now you could observe here that it is Fine Gael which has led the charge to abolish the USC, and that the very need to offset USC cuts by other measures suggests... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Why Enda Kenny's lack of respect to Arlene Foster over all-Ireland talks on borders is contemptiblerumbles on, and in the Republic the Taoiseach and the leader of the opposition
Why Enda Kenny's lack of respect to Arlene Foster over all-Ireland talks on borders is contemptible
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
rumbles on, and in the Republic the Taoiseach and the leader of the opposition have also had their share of column inches. Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny grabbed a headline or two with his public call for a cross-border forum on the implications of... Read more
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RTE News
Dáil to debate bill on education ombudsmangrievances with teachers and school boards of management. The Private Members’
Dáil to debate bill on education ombudsman
RTE News / Posted 3 days ago
grievances with teachers and school boards of management. The Private Members’ Bill will be tabled this evening by Fine Gael TD Jim Daly. The former school principal believes that a new independent professional body is needed to deal with... Read more
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Herald.ie
Inner city garda station to re-open as part of €1.6m task force planscity. "This Government is ­committed to tackling the problems that decades of
Inner city garda station to re-open as part of €1.6m task force plans
Herald.ie / Posted 4 days ago
city. "This Government is ­committed to tackling the problems that decades of ­underinvestment have caused. I and my Fine Gael colleague, Cllr Ray McAdam, will ensure that this new investment will make a real difference," he said. The... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Should there be united Ireland border poll? How would you vote?there be a poll? And if so what way would you vote. Ian Paisley said he "expec
Should there be united Ireland border poll? How would you vote?
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
there be a poll? And if so what way would you vote. Ian Paisley said he "expected better" from the Irish leader after the Fine Gael chief said EU-UK negotiations should factor in the possibility that a poll could be held in years to... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Should there be a poll on the question of the Northern Ireland border with the Republic?there be a poll? And if so what way would you vote. Ian Paisley said he "expec
Should there be a poll on the question of the Northern Ireland border with the Republic?
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
there be a poll? And if so what way would you vote. Ian Paisley said he "expected better" from the Irish leader after the Fine Gael chief said EU-UK negotiations should factor in the possibility that a poll could be held in years to... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
After 33 years is it time for Gerry Adams to go away, you know?the current Taoiseach, who's also facing calls to set out a timetable for his d
After 33 years is it time for Gerry Adams to go away, you know?
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
the current Taoiseach, who's also facing calls to set out a timetable for his departure after a mere 14 years as head of Fine Gael. "No, no," he insists. "I'm not as foolish as Enda (Kenny)." That it might be even more foolish not to consider... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Enda Kenny united Ireland comments rile DUPBrexit as "pathetic" and deliberately mischievous. Ian Paisley said he "expect
Enda Kenny united Ireland comments rile DUP
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
Brexit as "pathetic" and deliberately mischievous. Ian Paisley said he "expected better" from the Irish leader after the Fine Gael chief said EU-UK negotiations should factor in the possibility that a poll could be held in years to... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Broad welcome from support groups for Government's plan to solve housingthe actual delivery of the plan, which has headline targets, was crucial, indif
Broad welcome from support groups for Government's plan to solve housing
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
the actual delivery of the plan, which has headline targets, was crucial, indifferent of which party stays in power. The Fine Gael government plan commits to spending €5.35bn on social housing over the next five years. This will facilitate the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
MPs clash over border concerns in wake of BrexitTaoiseach Enda Kenny called on the EU to prepare for the prospect of Northern I
MPs clash over border concerns in wake of Brexit
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
Taoiseach Enda Kenny called on the EU to prepare for the prospect of Northern Ireland seeking to join the Republic. The Fine Gael leader said a future border poll was now possible in light of the decision by Britain to leave the EU. And Mr... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Border poll: MPs clash over concerns in wake of BrexitTaoiseach Enda Kenny called on the EU to prepare for the prospect of Northern I
Border poll: MPs clash over concerns in wake of Brexit
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
Taoiseach Enda Kenny called on the EU to prepare for the prospect of Northern Ireland seeking to join the Republic. The Fine Gael leader said a future border poll was now possible in light of the decision by Britain to leave the EU. And Mr... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Minimum wage rise 'hardly enough to lift a family out of poverty', says Brendan Howlina Brexit fallout may cause to businesses in Ireland played a role in the commis
Minimum wage rise 'hardly enough to lift a family out of poverty', says Brendan Howlin
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
a Brexit fallout may cause to businesses in Ireland played a role in the commission choosing to limit any increase. The Fine Gael leader said the initially projected €10.50c figure outlined in the programme for government was "what might be... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Adams again calls for border vote as Paisley Jnr brands Enda Kenny's comments 'pathetic'part of the Brexit negotiations and that's good," Mr Adams said. The Sinn Féin
Adams again calls for border vote as Paisley Jnr brands Enda Kenny's comments 'pathetic'
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
part of the Brexit negotiations and that's good," Mr Adams said. The Sinn Féin leader said he does not know what is behind Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil's "change of heart" on the issue, but said he welcomed the move from "outright rejection to... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Irish PM's border poll comments 'pathetic and deliberately mischievous'mischievous by a senior unionist. Ian Paisley Jnr said he "expected better" fr
Irish PM's border poll comments 'pathetic and deliberately mischievous'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
mischievous by a senior unionist. Ian Paisley Jnr said he "expected better" from Taoiseach Enda Kenny after the Fine Gael leader said EU/UK negotiations should factor in the possibility that a border poll could be held in years to... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Government launches Housing Action Planessentially be reversing the cuts that they introduced themselves.” Maria Bail
Government launches Housing Action Plan
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
essentially be reversing the cuts that they introduced themselves.” Maria Bailey, chair of the Housing Committee and Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, said that she hopes the new policy will provide a safety net for families facing... Read more
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RTE News
Speculation of 10 cent rise in minimum wagerecession, Fianna Fáil cut the minimum wage from €8.65 an hour to €7.65 per hou
Speculation of 10 cent rise in minimum wage
RTE News / Posted 5 days ago
recession, Fianna Fáil cut the minimum wage from €8.65 an hour to €7.65 per hour - but it was restored to €8.65 by the last Fine Gael/Labour government. Many low paid workers receive a social protection top-up through the Family Income Supplement -... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Kerry ‘without clout’ amid bypass Ballyvourney impasseDonal Grady appealed to Mr Martin to intervene and ensure the bypass went ahead
Kerry ‘without clout’ amid bypass Ballyvourney impasse
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
Donal Grady appealed to Mr Martin to intervene and ensure the bypass went ahead. “Fianna Fail are in government as much as Fine Gael,” he claimed. Independent councillor Michael Cahill said the campaign for the Macroom bypass had been going on for... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Get ready for united Ireland poll Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells EU leadersMr Kenny called on the European Union to prepare for the prospect of Northern I
Get ready for united Ireland poll Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells EU leaders
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
Mr Kenny called on the European Union to prepare for the prospect of Northern Ireland seeking to join the Republic. The Fine Gael leader said a future border poll was now possible in light of the decision by Britain to leave the EU. And Mr... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells EU to prepare for prospect of border poll on united IrelandMonday called on the European Union to prepare for the prospect of Northern Ire
Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells EU to prepare for prospect of border poll on united Ireland
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
Monday called on the European Union to prepare for the prospect of Northern Ireland seeking to join with the Republic. The Fine Gael leader said a future border poll is now a “possibility” in light of the decision by Britain to leave the EU. Mr... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fine Gael chief whip: Fianna Fáil has more power now | Irish Examiner Fianna Fáil has more power now than it if it had entered a
Fine Gael chief whip: Fianna Fáil has more power now
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
| Irish Examiner Fianna Fáil has more power now than it if it had entered a minority administration, the Government chief whip has... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells EU to prepare for prospect of border pollMonday called on the European Union to prepare for the prospect of Northern Ire
Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells EU to prepare for prospect of border poll
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
Monday called on the European Union to prepare for the prospect of Northern Ireland seeking to join with the Republic. The Fine Gael leader said a future border poll is now a “possibility” in light of the decision by Britain to leave the EU. Mr... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells EU to prepare for prospect of Northern Ireland joining the RepublicMonday called on the European Union to prepare for the prospect of Northern Ire
Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells EU to prepare for prospect of Northern Ireland joining the Republic
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
Monday called on the European Union to prepare for the prospect of Northern Ireland seeking to join with the Republic. The Fine Gael leader said a future border poll is now a “possibility” in light of the decision by Britain to leave the EU. Mr... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Regina Doherty insists she is loyal supporter of Enda Kennyand integrity in the decisions he has made in the last number of years, albeit
Regina Doherty insists she is loyal supporter of Enda Kenny
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
and integrity in the decisions he has made in the last number of years, albeit some have been electorally damaging to Fine Gael as a party, and I will continue to support him." More From The Irish Examiner Follow the Irish... Read more
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Farming Life
Fianna FailMartin, a former foreign affairs minister whose party is leading opinion polls
Fianna Fail
Farming Life / Posted 6 days ago
Martin, a former foreign affairs minister whose party is leading opinion polls and whose backing is needed by the minority Fine Gael government, said any "new barriers between both parts of this island would potentially set us back decades". "The... Read more
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Irish Examiner
New system of politics not working, claims Micheál Martinwhich allows small groupings more speaking time than those in the two largest p
New system of politics not working, claims Micheál Martin
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
which allows small groupings more speaking time than those in the two largest parties. His comments come after a number of Fine Gael backbench TDs recently vented frustrations at their own parliamentary party meeting over a lack of speaking time in... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Micheál Martin won’t push for early election after bounce in popularitymorale from the party”. It comes as two polls released yesterday show Fianna F
Micheál Martin won’t push for early election after bounce in popularity
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
morale from the party”. It comes as two polls released yesterday show Fianna Fáil growing in popularity, with support for Fine Gael remaining static or falling slightly. Speaking at the MacGill Summer School last night, Mr Martin described the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Micheál Martin calls for new system of politics to be reviewedwhich allows small groupings more speaking time than those in the two largest p
Micheál Martin calls for new system of politics to be reviewed
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
which allows small groupings more speaking time than those in the two largest parties. His comments come after a number of Fine Gael back bench TDs recently vented frustrations at their own parliamentary party meeting over a lack of speaking time... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Micheál Martin hoping Brexit will bring Irish reunification closerMartin, a former foreign affairs minister whose party is leading opinion polls
Micheál Martin hoping Brexit will bring Irish reunification closer
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
Martin, a former foreign affairs minister whose party is leading opinion polls and whose backing is needed by the minority Fine Gael government, said any "new barriers between both parts of this island would potentially set us back decades". "The... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Fianna Fail's Micheal Martin hoping Brexit will bring reunification closerMartin, a former foreign affairs minister whose party is leading opinion polls
Fianna Fail's Micheal Martin hoping Brexit will bring reunification closer
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
Martin, a former foreign affairs minister whose party is leading opinion polls and whose backing is needed by the minority Fine Gael government, said any "new barriers between both parts of this island would potentially set us back decades". "The... Read more
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RTE News
Polls suggest rise in FF support ahead of recesshas been a drop in support for Sinn Féin and some Independents. The Sunday Bus
Polls suggest rise in FF support ahead of recess
RTE News / Posted 7 days ago
has been a drop in support for Sinn Féin and some Independents. The Sunday Business Post RedC survey suggests support for Fine Gael is at 26%, unchanged since last month. Fianna Fáil is up three percentage points to 29%. Sinn Féin is at 13%, a... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Polls see Fianna Fáil keep lead in popularity stakesas the Irish Times poll last week. However, both show a clear trend with Fiann
Polls see Fianna Fáil keep lead in popularity stakes
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
as the Irish Times poll last week. However, both show a clear trend with Fianna Fáil support rising in recent weeks, while Fine Gael’s remains static or falls slightly. The Behaviour and Attitudes poll for the Sunday Times, taken over 11 days... Read more
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Irish Central
Ireland pushes Michael D Higgins to take 2nd term as Presidentshould not seek a second term and six percent had no opinion. His biggest back
Ireland pushes Michael D Higgins to take 2nd term as President
Irish Central / Posted 8 days ago
should not seek a second term and six percent had no opinion. His biggest backing came from Labour supporters, and there was strong support among Fine Gael and Independent voters. The strongest opposition came from Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail vot... Read more
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The Irish Times
Poetry: The sorrows of Cullen and the joy of children gone wildwonderfully destructive approach to the pieties she describes. One of the book
Poetry: The sorrows of Cullen and the joy of children gone wild
The Irish Times / Posted 9 days ago
wonderfully destructive approach to the pieties she describes. One of the book’s new poems boasts the inauspicious title, Fine Gael Form a Coalition Government with Labour, March 1973, and records how the speaker’s two teachers, “the old whiskey /... Read more
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