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#Fianna Fáil

# fianna-fail - Saturday 22 August, 2020

'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'
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# Golfgate

'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'

Aug 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 79,243 Views 135 Comments

Lise Hand draws parallels between Fianna Fáil past and present: “It was this lethal combination of incoherence and arrogance which did it for the government in 2011.”

# fianna-fail - Friday 21 August, 2020

Government plunged into turmoil as public anger grows in wake of golf dinner controversy
# Omnishambles
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# Omnishambles

Government plunged into turmoil as public anger grows in wake of golf dinner controversy

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 8:30 PM 169,464 Views 395 Comments

The resignation of Dara Calleary this morning began a day of chaos and confusion for the government.

Galway Cathaoirleach says golf event smacks of 'one rule for them and another for us'
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# Fianna Fáil

Galway Cathaoirleach says golf event smacks of 'one rule for them and another for us'

Aug 21st 2020, 7:31 AM 68,602 Views 101 Comments

Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary was among those at a golf function with over 80 attendees at a hotel on Wednesday night

# fianna-fail - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson
# Meat Plants
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# Meat Plants

Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson

Aug 13th 2020, 3:52 PM 21,319 Views 46 Comments

Meat industry representatives appeared before the special Dáil committee on Covid this afternoon.

'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'
# Meat Plants
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# Meat Plants

'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'

Aug 13th 2020, 1:22 PM 31,223 Views 34 Comments

Meat plants accused of ‘union-busting tactics’ by a trade union representative.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Leo Varadkar admits 'rocky start' by government due to 'unforced errors'
# Foot In Mouth
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# Foot In Mouth

Leo Varadkar admits 'rocky start' by government due to 'unforced errors'

Aug 1st 2020, 5:29 PM 41,155 Views 67 Comments

The newly formed coalition has been beset by difficulties since it formed at the end of June.

# fianna-fail - Friday 31 July, 2020

Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets
# Backlash
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# Backlash

Taoiseach doesn't agree with MacSharry's remarks about public servants using pandemic to watch box sets

Jul 31st 2020, 2:50 PM 17,988 Views 36 Comments

MacSharry acknowledged his comments will not be popular, but he stood over his words yesterday.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 30 July, 2020

'It's not popular, but needs to be said': MacSharry defends saying some civil servants using lockdown to watch box sets
# Public Service
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# Public Service

'It's not popular, but needs to be said': MacSharry defends saying some civil servants using lockdown to watch box sets

Jul 30th 2020, 11:51 AM 76,371 Views 98 Comments

High-ranking civil servants have called for the comments to be withdrawn.

# fianna-fail - Monday 27 July, 2020

1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August
# Back To School
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# Back To School

1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August

Jul 27th 2020, 6:13 PM 74,105 Views 66 Comments

All schools have been closed since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers
# Backlash
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# Backlash

Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers

Jul 26th 2020, 3:29 PM 57,164 Views 139 Comments

Donohoe said he accepts it has caused “great annoyance and anger” but defended the controversial decision.

# fianna-fail - Friday 24 July, 2020

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism
# Memory Lapse
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# Memory Lapse

Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 5:13 PM 50,140 Views 158 Comments

Minister for public expenditure Michael McGrath “didn’t recall” his party, Fianna Fáil, trying to block the same allowances in 2017.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media
# Online
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# Online

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Jul 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,053 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister
# Cowen And Out
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# Cowen And Out

'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister

Jul 18th 2020, 11:10 AM 57,231 Views 103 Comments

The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month
# Travel
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# Travel

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month

Jul 16th 2020, 6:06 PM 37,886 Views 32 Comments

HSE advice shifted from self-isolation to asking people to restrict movements.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump
# Hold The Line
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# Hold The Line

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump

Jul 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 28,177 Views 51 Comments

Micheál Martin has spoken to several world leaders and senior EU figures – but not Donald Trump.

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub
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# Fianna Fáil

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub

Jul 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,992 Views 20 Comments

Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen
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# Fianna Fáil

Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 6:03 PM 73,717 Views 98 Comments

Cowen was sacked from the role last night amid a drink-driving controversy.

A timeline: How the Barry Cowen drink-driving saga unfolded
# Cowengate
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# Cowengate

A timeline: How the Barry Cowen drink-driving saga unfolded

Jul 15th 2020, 3:49 PM 23,377 Views 28 Comments

It’s been a turbulent few days – here’s a way to keep up with it all.

Taoiseach says Cowen's refusal to answer questions in the Dáil was 'not acceptable'
# Cowengate
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# Cowengate

Taoiseach says Cowen's refusal to answer questions in the Dáil was 'not acceptable'

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 12:31 PM 41,771 Views 88 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said that “it was not politically sustainable for Barry not to deal with this head on”.

# fianna-fail - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Barry Cowen sacked as Agriculture Minister following drink-driving ban controversy
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# Fianna Fáil

Barry Cowen sacked as Agriculture Minister following drink-driving ban controversy

Updated Jul 14th 2020, 9:38 PM 183,692 Views 337 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin made the announcement in the Dáil chamber this evening.

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there
# Apple Tax
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# Apple Tax

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there

Jul 14th 2020, 9:00 PM 17,630 Views 39 Comments

Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.

# fianna-fail - Monday 13 July, 2020

Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Minister denies being source on Barry Cowen drink-driving ban report

Jul 13th 2020, 5:08 PM 61,099 Views 0 Comments

Thomas Byrne, a Fianna Fáil TD from Meath East, addressed allegations made about him online that he gave the story to the media,

# fianna-fail - Sunday 12 July, 2020

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister
# Interview
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# Interview

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister

Jul 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 75,847 Views 101 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July
# Evictions Ban
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# Evictions Ban

Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July

Jul 8th 2020, 5:11 PM 13,300 Views 21 Comments

Tenants cannot be evicted and rent increases are prohibited for the duration of the crisis.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 5 July, 2020

'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban
# Drink Driving
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# Drink Driving

'A terribly stupid, stupid mistake': Barry Cowen says he's embarassed and humiliated over driving ban

Jul 5th 2020, 12:44 PM 51,276 Views 149 Comments

Barry Cowen was appearing on RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics programme.

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'
# Non-covid Care
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# Non-covid Care

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'

Jul 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,641 Views 35 Comments

TDs have called for the plan’s publication to be accelerated.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban
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# Fianna Fáil

'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban

Jul 4th 2020, 11:37 AM 62,682 Views 207 Comments

The taoiseach said that he was first made aware of the incident on Friday.

# fianna-fail - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs
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# Fianna Fáil

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs

Jul 2nd 2020, 12:44 PM 48,330 Views 112 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan said he will be “a thorn in the side of the government”.

# fianna-fail - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers
# Into The West
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# Into The West

Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers

Jul 1st 2020, 7:58 AM 28,657 Views 48 Comments

The government has faced significant anger over the lack of geographical diversity among senior ministers.

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change
# Phone Diplomacy
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# Phone Diplomacy

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change

Jul 1st 2020, 7:13 AM 8,581 Views 18 Comments

The UK prime minister congratulated the new taoiseach.

# fianna-fail - Monday 29 June, 2020

Dara Calleary says Cromwellian anger reflects what he's heard after ministerial snub
# To Hell Or To Connacht
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# To Hell Or To Connacht

Dara Calleary says Cromwellian anger reflects what he's heard after ministerial snub

Updated Jun 29th 2020, 2:05 PM 78,195 Views 129 Comments

The Western People newspaper says the Cabinet decisions amount to: “To Hell or to Connacht “.

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen 'making steady recovery' following stroke last year, Barry Cowen says
# Recovery
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# Recovery

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen 'making steady recovery' following stroke last year, Barry Cowen says

Jun 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 71,258 Views 27 Comments

Barry Cowen was speaking this morning after being appointed Minister for Agriculture over the weekend.

# fianna-fail - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about former coalition governments?
# Quiz
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# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about former coalition governments?

Jun 28th 2020, 10:00 PM 31,585 Views 17 Comments

Test your knowledge with this quiz on former coalitions.

Social distancing and lessons from Matt Damon: An unconventional sitting of the 33rd Dáil
# The New Boss
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# The New Boss

Social distancing and lessons from Matt Damon: An unconventional sitting of the 33rd Dáil

Jun 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 33,244 Views 35 Comments

The end of Civil War politics? We’ll wait and see. Here’s how the day went down.

# fianna-fail - Saturday 27 June, 2020

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition
# War Is Over
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# War Is Over

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition

Jun 27th 2020, 5:10 PM 15,880 Views 66 Comments

It was “unthinkable” a few generations ago, but the two old enemies have now entered government.

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach
# Government
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# Government

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach

Jun 27th 2020, 1:38 PM 16,725 Views 58 Comments

Martin said helping society and the economy to recover will be at the centre of everything the new government does.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has been elected Taoiseach
# It's Official
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# It's Official

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has been elected Taoiseach

Jun 27th 2020, 12:59 PM 64,418 Views 282 Comments

Martin will serve as Taoiseach until December 2022 when the role will rotate back to Leo Varadkar.

# fianna-fail - Friday 26 June, 2020

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?
# Changes
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# Changes

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?

Jun 26th 2020, 8:56 PM 24,278 Views 129 Comments

The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.

It's a yes: FF, FG and Greens to enter coalition after members back government deal
# Government Formation
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# Government Formation

It's a yes: FF, FG and Greens to enter coalition after members back government deal

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 8:35 PM 111,479 Views 298 Comments

Martin can expect to be elected taoiseach when the Dáil meets in the Convention Centre tomorrow.

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government
# Final Countdown
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# Final Countdown

The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 9:20 AM 52,697 Views 115 Comments

The count results from the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, and Fine Gael are expected to be announced.