FG ministers defend Shatter as Wallace row deepens
FINE Gael ministers are defending Justice Minister Alan Shatter as the row over his use of information about Independent TD Mick Wallace deepens.
Sat May 18, 2013
New opinion poll shows gains for Sinn Fein
A new opinion poll just out shows gains for Sinn Fein at the expense of Fine Gael and Fianna Fail.
Tue May 14, 2013
Donegal homeowners could face 15% hike
Inishowen TD Charlie McConalogue has warned Donegal homeowners they could be hit with a 15% increase in the property tax as early as next year.
Mon May 13, 2013
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McDonald to take part in Irish unity debate with Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and UUP
Sinn FA©in Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald will take part in a debate on Irish Unity in Crossmaglen tomorrow evening with representatives from Fianna FA il, Fine Gael and the Ulster Unionist Party.
Sun May 12, 2013
Ming and colleague marked as present at Leinster House during Africa junket
CONTROVERSIAL TD Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and a Fine Gael senator marked themselves present at Leinster House while they were on an all-expenses-paid trip to Morocco .
Sat May 11, 2013
Seamus surprises Rosaleen as 'The Indians' showband roll into town for wedding anniversary night
A douuble celebrattion in Ballyshannon! Big Chief sings not only Happy Anniversary but also Happy Birthday at the celebrations in Dorrian's Hotel where Seamus and Rosaleen Langan celebrated their 30th.
Irish Labour Party crisis for joining austerity coalition government
Now, something similar seems to happen with the Irish Labour Party . That party was originally founded in the early twentieth century by the fighter for workers' rights and national hero James Connolly .
Fri May 10, 2013
Chief Whip Paul Kehoe's office set on fire
TWO men are being held by gardai after Minister of State Paul Kehoe 's constituency office and a Fine Gael party organiser's office were allegedly burgled and set on fire.
Thu May 09, 2013
Welcome for extended imported fodder scheme
Fine Gael Tipperary South TD, Tom Hayes, has welcomed the decision taken by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD, to extend the imported fodder transport scheme for an extra week.
Lucinda Creighton indicates abortion bill support
EUROPEAN Affairs Minister Lucinda Creighton is now indicating she will now vote for the abortion legislation when it comes before the Dail.
Sad passing of Tess Reynolds
The community of Ballinamore town and the wider South Leitrim area were deeply saddened and are mourning the death of Mrs Tess Reynolds, who passed away last Saturday, May 4. The late Mrs Reynolds was for over 50 years landlady of Reynolds's Pub known locally as Pat Joe's. Tess was the wife of the late Pat Joe Reynolds, former Fine Gael TD, ... (more)
Wed May 08, 2013
Ministers get to work on back-up for Croke Park II deal
THE Government has started working out the detail of a contingency plan to make a 300m cuts from the public sector pay bill if there is no agreement on Croke Park II.
Tue May 07, 2013
Women's pro-life group seeks Oireachtas hearing
LIFE group of women who regret their abortions is receiving support in its bid to address the Oireachtas committee examining the X Case legislation.
Mon May 06, 2013
FG to soften us up with pre-Budget policy blitz
FINE Gael is planning to soften up the public on the cuts and taxes in Budget 2014 with a hard-sell of the party's economic policies on the eve of its announcement.
Kenny hits back at threat to excommunicate TDs
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny hit back at the Catholic hierarchy's threat of excommunication for TDs who vote for the abortion legislation.
Flanagan: Abortion bill will not be 'rubber-stamped'
Fine Gael chairman Charlie Flanagan has said that party members who oppose abortion legislation will be able to seek amendments.
Sun May 05, 2013
10:21: Government backbenchers want option to repeal Abortion Bill
Fine Gael backbenchers who disagree with the draft abortion legislation say they want to be able to repeal the law if the number of terminations increases significantly.
Government rift widens as rebels dig in on abortion
Divisions and tensions within Government over the abortion legislation have escalated after the intervention of the Catholic bishops, with both sides now targeting the upcoming committee hearings to make amendments to the controversial bill agreed last week, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Sat May 04, 2013
How one developer's fight ignited a State vs State battle
Paddy McKillen's struggle to save his property empire doesn't look like ending amicably any time soon, writes Tom Lyons Alan Dukes, the wiry, steel-haired former Fine Gael minister for finance, surveyed the black granite and wood boardroom table on the top floor of Connaught House, No 1, Burlington Road.
Fri May 03, 2013
Why Ireland Has Lagged Behind the Rest of Europe on Reproductive Rights
A woman holds a poster during a vigil in Dublin November 17, 2012, in memory of Savita Halappanavar and in support of changes to abortion law.