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Irish Examiner
FG rejects middle-class budget bias claim25, 2017 Irish Examiner Political Correspondent Junior finance minister Patri
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 hours ago
25, 2017 Irish Examiner Political Correspondent Junior finance minister Patrick O’Donovan has rejected claims that Fine Gael’s budget plans are too focussed on middle-class voters key to the party’s future election success. Mr O’Donovan... Read more
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Irish Examiner
New poll shows 56% support either FF or FGgovernment in the next election based on the latest opinion poll. The Red C re
Irish Examiner / Posted 20 hours ago
government in the next election based on the latest opinion poll. The Red C research for the Sunday Business Post shows Fine Gael is up three percentage points to 30%, while Fianna Fáil is up two points to 26%. The Independent Alliance is down... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Red C poll sees two main parties make gainsparties make gains | Irish Examiner Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 06:00 pm
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
parties make gains | Irish Examiner Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 06:00 pm Fine Gael is showing a four-point lead over Fianna Fáil in the latest opinion poll. The Red C poll for the Sunday Business... Read more
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The Irish Times
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil: ideologically chalk and cheese for Donnellythe people will be dead, Minister.” Such is the depth of Irish political disco
The Irish Times / Posted 2 days ago
the people will be dead, Minister.” Such is the depth of Irish political discourse. Donnelly also referred to an unnamed Fine Gael insider who told him the best way to think of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael was not right versus left or socially... Read more
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Herald.ie
UCD wants fast-track planning permission for 3,000 student bedsunits. However, the project faces opposition from local representatives who be
Herald.ie / Posted 2 days ago
units. However, the project faces opposition from local representatives who believe their concerns are being ignored. Fine Gael councillor Barry Saul told the Herald he believes the college's approach is "undemocratic". Dun Laoghaire Rathdown... Read more
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Limerick Post
Trump card pulled on Limerick Mayorhave seen the results of indifference and simply can’t afford to be complacent,
Limerick Post / Posted 3 days ago
have seen the results of indifference and simply can’t afford to be complacent,” she claimed. She went on to call for the Fine Gael party leadership to clarify whether they stand over “this type of politics, where untruths can be used and... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach to spend €160k on reports assessing Government’s public imageon economics, or housing, or health but immediately appointed a marketing exper
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
on economics, or housing, or health but immediately appointed a marketing expert to his team.” But Mr Varadkar used his Fine Gael think-in speech to reject claims about PR and defend his vision of a ‘Republic of Opportunity’, saying: “So when... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Citizens' assembly conclusions 'fair, balanced and neutral' says chairRuane that "if the Oireachtas did not draw up legislation that could force a Hi
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
Ruane that "if the Oireachtas did not draw up legislation that could force a High Court legal challenge", before adding to Fine Gael senator Jerry Buttimer: "The clearest approach would be to repeal article 40.3.3 of the constitution and give the... Read more
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The Irish Times
Brian Hayes sees Fine Gael-Fianna Fail compromise on taxFianna Fail is insisting that the Government stick to terms of its confidence-a
The Irish Times / Posted 4 days ago
Fianna Fail is insisting that the Government stick to terms of its confidence-and-supply arrangement with Fine Gael and tackle the USC charge by cutting the middle rate from 5 per cent to 4.5 per cent. However, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Tax, housing and water to top the agenda as Dáil returns from summer breakMinister Paschal Donohoe wants to widen tax bands in the budget and he has got
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
Minister Paschal Donohoe wants to widen tax bands in the budget and he has got the backing of business group, Ibec. Fine Gael wants to widen the bands to stop people hitting a high rate of tax too early. Fianna Fáil says cutting the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Labour Councillor hits out at 'false Dublin patriots' as City Council votes against hike in property taxintroduced, but council management had recommended cutting that reduction to 10
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
introduced, but council management had recommended cutting that reduction to 10% to generate extra revenue. Sinn Féin, Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and People Before Profit voted against the hike, while the Labour Party and the Green Party voted in... Read more
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The Irish Times
Middle-income earners will still bear brunt of tax burdentoday that figure has rocketed to 40 per cent, or as high as 50 per cent once P
The Irish Times / Posted 5 days ago
today that figure has rocketed to 40 per cent, or as high as 50 per cent once PRSI is factored into the equation. So while Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil may squabble over which soundbite-friendly reduction to grant middle-income earners, the reality is... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Tax changes to go ahead despite Fianna Fáil warningto a reduction on USC [as part of the agreement]. “Our proposal to cut USC fro
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
to a reduction on USC [as part of the agreement]. “Our proposal to cut USC from 5.5% to 4.5% would help a lot of people. Fine Gael have signed up to it, we’ve signed up to it.” Government figures believe the moves could be achieved this year by... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Farming survey: Farmers oppose any Donald Trump visit to Irelandbe rude not to invite Mr Trump to Ireland, given he will be travelling to Washi
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
be rude not to invite Mr Trump to Ireland, given he will be travelling to Washington next March. Prior to being elected Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach, Mr Varadkar had said he “wouldn’t be keen” on a state visit from Mr Trump. That is still the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Farming survey: Farmers oppose any Donald Trump visit to Irelandbe rude not to invite Mr Trump to Ireland, given he will be travelling to Washi
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
be rude not to invite Mr Trump to Ireland, given he will be travelling to Washington next March. Prior to being elected Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach, Mr Varadkar had said he “wouldn’t be keen” on a state visit from Mr Trump. That is still the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Parties at odds over tax change preferencesSeptember 19, 2017 Juno McEnroe and Fiachra O’Cionnaith The stability of the
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
September 19, 2017 Juno McEnroe and Fiachra O’Cionnaith The stability of the government support deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil may be at risk with both parties differing on tax change preferences for next month’s... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Farming survey: Farmers oppose any Donald Trump visit to Irelandbe rude not to invite Mr Trump to Ireland, given he will be travelling to Washi
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
be rude not to invite Mr Trump to Ireland, given he will be travelling to Washington next March. Prior to being elected Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach, Mr Varadkar had said he “wouldn’t be keen” on a state visit from Mr Trump. That is still the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Councillors angry over delay to water supplyby council engineers that as a result, Irish Water was now looking at what it m
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
by council engineers that as a result, Irish Water was now looking at what it might do to upgrade the existing reservoir. Fine Gael councillor Noel McCarthy said this was yet another disappointment for the people of Kildorrery. In recent years,... Read more
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Limerick Post
Government figures confirm there are 297 homeless people in Limerickof the government’s housing policy with the number of homeless people in the St
Limerick Post / Posted 6 days ago
of the government’s housing policy with the number of homeless people in the State reached over 8,000 for the first time. “Fine Gael has been in government since 2011. They cannot continue to act like these emergencies are not escalating under... Read more
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Limerick Post
Council to put brakes on dangerous driving in Rathkealein operation before the Christmas period were on course with the pilot Smart CC
Limerick Post / Posted 6 days ago
in operation before the Christmas period were on course with the pilot Smart CCTV Scheme now at the procurement stage. Fine Gael councillor Adam Teskey welcomed the proposals as a “step in the right direction” but called for a visible Garda... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Fianna Fail leader blasts Adams over Oliver murder caseSinn Fein instead of focusing on the “unprecedented crises in housing and healt
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
Sinn Fein instead of focusing on the “unprecedented crises in housing and health”. “But it is not surprising given the Fine Gael government exists because Mr Martin supports it. Micheal Martin also sat at the cabinet table for 14 years... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Micheál Martin rules out coalition with ‘cult-like’ Sinn FéinAdam’s party also comes as a new poll shows support for Fianna Fáil has plummet
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
Adam’s party also comes as a new poll shows support for Fianna Fáil has plummeted and dropped to eight points now behind Fine Gael. On Newstalk, Mr Martin said: “Sinn Féin is autocratic, it is very one voice, one party, it is very cult-like and... Read more
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Swissinfo
Varadkar bounce gives Ireland's Fine Gael eight-point poll leadDUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's ruling Fine Gael party has opened up an eight-poin
Swissinfo / Posted 7 days ago
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's ruling Fine Gael party has opened up an eight-point lead over its nearest rival, an opinion poll showed on Sunday, suggesting the minority government was seeing a bounce under new prime minister Leo Varadkar. Varadkar,... Read more
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Reuters
Varadkar bounce gives Ireland's Fine Gael eight-point poll leadDUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland’s ruling Fine Gael party has opened up an eight-poin
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland’s ruling Fine Gael party has opened up an eight-point lead over its nearest rival, an opinion poll showed on Sunday, suggesting the minority government was seeing a bounce under new prime minister Leo Varadkar. Varadkar,... Read more
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EuroNews
Varadkar bounce gives Ireland's Fine Gael eight-point poll leadDUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s ruling Fine Gael party has opened up an eight-poin
EuroNews / Posted 7 days ago
DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s ruling Fine Gael party has opened up an eight-point lead over its nearest rival, an opinion poll showed on Sunday, suggesting the minority government was seeing a bounce under new prime minister Leo Varadkar. Varadkar,... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Ireland ‘will block next phase of Brexit talks’ over borderto where they need to be to meet the October deadline to progress to the next p
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
to where they need to be to meet the October deadline to progress to the next phase of negotiations. Speaking at the Fine Gael pre-Dáil meeting in Tipperary, Leo Varadkar sent out a strong message to London that Ireland will block its... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fine Gael extend lead over Fianna Fáil in latest poll | Irish Examiner Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 09:01 pm Fine Gael has ope
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
| Irish Examiner Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 09:01 pm Fine Gael has opened an eight-point lead over Fianna Fáil in the latest opinion... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Leo Varadkar set to block next stage of Brexit talkslikely frustrate UK prime minister Theresa May who wants to hammer out a fresh
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
likely frustrate UK prime minister Theresa May who wants to hammer out a fresh deal on future relations with the EU. At a Fine Gael pre-Dáil conference in Co Tipperary, the Taoiseach sent out a stark message to our strongest trading partner, the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach raises concerns over abortion pollto abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, writes Fiachra Ó'Cionnaith Mr
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
to abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, writes Fiachra Ó'Cionnaith Mr Varadkar, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Fine Gael’s deputy leader Simon Coveney said they doubt the vote will be backed by the public if the Citizens’ Assembly... Read more
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The Irish Times
Government signals tax cuts for Varadkar’s ‘Republic of opportunity’The great and the good in Fine Gael gathered in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, this wee
The Irish Times / Posted 9 days ago
The great and the good in Fine Gael gathered in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, this week for the party’s annual think-in, where Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe outlined the rules of engagement ahead of Budget 2018. The budget... Read more
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Herald.ie
Undercover Gardai to target touts as repeat offenders may face jaillegislation after being arrested with 12 tickets for the Ireland against Poland
Herald.ie / Posted 9 days ago
legislation after being arrested with 12 tickets for the Ireland against Poland international outside the Aviva Stadium. Fine Gael TD Noel Rock, who has drafted an anti-touting bill has welcomed the efforts of gardai and the GAA to target the... Read more
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The Irish Times
Forthcoming Auctions & Fairs€460 (€150-€200); Lot 309, an enamel sign for “Mick McQuaid Tobacco” €400 (€300
The Irish Times / Posted 9 days ago
€460 (€150-€200); Lot 309, an enamel sign for “Mick McQuaid Tobacco” €400 (€300-€400); Lot 104, a collection of nine Fine Gael posters from 1965-1994 €400 (€200-€300); Lot 21, an early 19th-century bronze hand, probably from a large statue... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Ministers raise concerns over abortion pollit allows unrestricted access to abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Irish Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
it allows unrestricted access to abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Mr Varadkar, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Fine Gael’s deputy leader Simon Coveney said they doubt the vote will be backed by the public if the Citizens’ Assembly... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Leo Varadkar set to block next stage of Brexit talkslikely frustrate UK prime minister Theresa May who wants to hammer out a fresh
Irish Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
likely frustrate UK prime minister Theresa May who wants to hammer out a fresh deal on future relations with the EU. At a Fine Gael pre-Dáil conference in Co Tipperary, the Taoiseach sent out a stark message to our strongest trading partner, the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
DAA to miss out on third Dublin terminalof Terminal 3 by the existing airport operator in comparison to being operated
Irish Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
of Terminal 3 by the existing airport operator in comparison to being operated on an independent basis,” Mr Ross and Fine Gael ministers believe it would be best to keep it separate to the DAA. Almost 28m passengers passed through Dublin... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Leo Varadkar insists there must be 'individual accountability' for false breath testsdid not that there would be implications for their working life," he said. Ask
Irish Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
did not that there would be implications for their working life," he said. Asked about the comment at the final day of the Fine Gael pre-Dáil think-in at the Hotel Minella in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, Mr Varadkar said the claim is... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach doubtful eighth amendment will be passed with citizens' assembly recommendationsto abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith. Mr
Irish Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
to abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith. Mr Varadkar, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Fine Gael's deputy leader Simon Coveney said they doubt the vote will be backed by the public if the citizens' assembly... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Leo Varadkar disappointed at GRA rejection of breath test scandal reportinto the scandal, conducted by Assistant Commissioner Michael O'Sullivan. Spea
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
into the scandal, conducted by Assistant Commissioner Michael O'Sullivan. Speaking on RTE's Good Morning Ireland from a Fine Gael party Think In at Clonmel Mr Varadkar said he was "disappointed" to hear the GRA's response. "It indicates (the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Leo Varadkar disappointed at GRA rejection of breath test scandal reportreport into the scandal, conducted by Assistant Commissioner Michael O'Sullivan
Irish Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
report into the scandal, conducted by Assistant Commissioner Michael O'Sullivan. Speaking on RTE's Morning Ireland from a Fine Gael party Think In at Clonmel Mr Varadkar said he was "disappointed" to hear the GRA's response. "It indicates (the... Read more
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The Irish Times
Brody Sweeney: ‘We were all like headless chickens’changed all that much, it was a “real dose of cold water going bust”. After hi
The Irish Times / Posted 10 days ago
changed all that much, it was a “real dose of cold water going bust”. After his unsuccessful bid to join the ranks of the Fine Gael parliamentary party in 2007, things began to dip. By 2008, Sweeney could see the writing on the wall. “I knew I was... Read more
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Herald.ie
'Gary died saving his brother' - Horror at mushroom factorybrigade attending the scene," he said. Mr Treanor said the Askin family were a
Herald.ie / Posted 10 days ago
brigade attending the scene," he said. Mr Treanor said the Askin family were a "major part of the make-up of Emyvale". Fine Gael councillor David Maxwell said it was a "very tragic incident". "It's a very close-knit community and it will be a... Read more
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The Irish Times
Fears grow in Athenry for €850m Apple data centre over delaythat is thinking of doing foreign direct investment would see us a no-go area b
The Irish Times / Posted 10 days ago
that is thinking of doing foreign direct investment would see us a no-go area because of what happened with Apple.” Local Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ciaran Cannon, said he had been given... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Leo Varadkar: Nama could be 're-purposed' to help solve housing crisiscrisis. The idea had been mentioned previously but was dismissed by ministers.
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
crisis. The idea had been mentioned previously but was dismissed by ministers. However, speaking at a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, the Taoiseach said the Government is "looking at the possibility of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Ireland ‘will not participate’ in any attempt for EU-wide corporation tax rateinstead of Ireland. However, speaking on RTE Radio's Today With Sean O'Rourke
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
instead of Ireland. However, speaking on RTE Radio's Today With Sean O'Rourke programme on Thursday at the start of the Fine Gael pre-Dáil think-in in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, and before travelling to Estonia, Mr Donohoe warned Ireland will refuse... Read more
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Reuters
Ireland may repurpose 'bad bank' to drive housing supplybehalf of the state and step in where the private sector has failed,” Varadkar
Reuters / Posted 10 days ago
behalf of the state and step in where the private sector has failed,” Varadkar said in a speech at a two-day meeting of his Fine Gael parliamentary party. Varadkar also said that the government would shortly announce changes to planning regulations... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Taoiseach says Nama could be 're-purposed' to help solve housing crisisidea had been been mentioned previously but was dismissed by ministers. Howeve
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
idea had been been mentioned previously but was dismissed by ministers. However, speaking on Thursday at a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, the Irish premier said the Government is "looking at the possibility... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Varadkar confirms middle income earners will benefit from tax changes next monthas he defended the day-to-day work of members of the force, writes Juno McEnroe
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
as he defended the day-to-day work of members of the force, writes Juno McEnroe. Speaking at the opening of the Fine Gael two-day think-in in Clonmel, Tipperary, he also outlined elements in the upcoming budget, promising tax cuts for... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fine Gael don't want election but will be ready says Simon Coveney | Irish Examiner Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:39 am Fine Gael is read
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
| Irish Examiner Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:39 am Fine Gael is ready for an election at any point,... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Housing crisis top of agenda for Fine Gael think-in | Irish Examiner Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 08:30 am The Taoiseach wil
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
| Irish Examiner Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 08:30 am The Taoiseach will open the annual Fine Gael think-in this morning, with the housing... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Solidarity-PBP rules out coalition with ‘rightward-leaning’ Sinn Féinfuture broad-left coalition after accusing the party of “leaning in a rightward
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
future broad-left coalition after accusing the party of “leaning in a rightward direction” by remaining open to a deal with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith. The six-TD strong group outlined the position at its pre-Dáil... Read more
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