Tag Archives: Fine Gael

Stop that.

This morning/afternoon

The Galway Bay Hotel, County Galway.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael ministers, including Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy (pic 2),  and TDs gather for their party’s annual think-in.

If the wind changes…oh forget it.

Rollingnews

This morning/afternoon.

Department of Finance, Merrion Street, Dublin 2

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail Pre-Budget 2019 talks with from top: Mister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Barry Cowen TD, Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform, and Michael McGrath TD, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Finance.

Rollingnews

Earlier: Anne Marie McNally: Can You Afford To Come Home?

Yesterday: Dear Micheál


This afternoon.

Government Buildings, Diblin 2

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  speaking to the media at the publication of the Government’s Annual Report entitled ‘A Programme for a Partnership Government‘.

‘Propped-up’, surely?

FIGHT!

Sam Boal/RollingNews

Jay.

Kers.

Via Fine Gael

In today’s Irish Independent.

Pictures from yesterday’s Independent News and Media-organised Brexit Breakfast at Trinity College Dublin…

Including INM Editor-in-Chief Stephen Rae and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (bottom right).

In today’s Irish Times.

Pictures from an Irish Times Live event at the newspaper’s office on Tara Street last night…

Including Fine Gael TDs Ciaran Cannon and Hildegarde Naughton (left) and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan speaking with Irish Times journalist Hugh Linehan.

Oh.

Earlier: “The Taoiseach Has Said He Wanted To Get The Media To Run Fewer Negative Stories”

The Daily News

Oh, Josepha.

Previously: The Traveller Card

UPDATE:

In March of this year.

Travellers were officially recognised as a minority ethnic group in Ireland.

Artist Paul D’Arcy has designed a Traveller ethnicity pin featuring a wagon wheel and the harp.

Pavee Point writes:

“This week-end we celebrate the first International Human Rights Day with Irish Travellers officially recognised as a minority ethnic group by the Irish State.  We will be posting photos and messages on Facebook and Twitter of people wearing the Traveller ethnicity pin.”

From top: President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins; Education Minister Richard Bruton; Irish Solidarity–People Before Profit TD Ruth Coppinger; Chargé d’affaires at the US Embassy in Dublin Reece Smyth; Ireland soccer player Cyrus Christie with Thomas Collins; Bridgie Nevin, Goretti Horgan and Eamonn McCann; Anne Marie McDonagh; Kathleen Sherlock; and Breda Quilligan.

Pics: Pavee Point

Former Fine Gael Senator Niamh Cosgrave and her French Spaniel

A former Fine Gael senator has revealed she was inappropriately touched three times by TDs and councillors while canvassing for votes.

Niamh Cosgrave, who was a senator from 1993 to 1997, has recalled how her father insisted she be accompanied by a male driver for protection while travelling the country seeking support.

“It happened three times. It started with the knee and ‘oh you’re a lovely girl’. I’d cross my legs and then they’d touch my thigh,” she told the Irish Independent.

Ms Cosgrave, who was a victim of rape later in life, said she regrets not speaking about her experience sooner but felt unable to do so.

Ex-FG senator ‘was touched inappropriately three times’ as she was canvassing for votes (Kevin Doyle, Irish Independent)

Previously: ‘It’s Not A Dirty Little Secret’

Tweets from Fine Gael vice chair Barry Walsh (top)

G’wan the early risers.

Kate O’Connell writes to Fine Gael bosses about alleged online abuse from senior party figure (Independent.ie)

Today’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll

“Today’s numbers offer further evidence of the strengthening of the centrist consensus in Irish politics. Since the last general election both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have seen their support grow, slowly but steadily. Both parties are now five points ahead of their result in the last general election.

That time, in February 2016, the two old Civil War parties struggled to hit 50 per cent of the vote – a far cry from the days when they commanded 80 per cent between them. Their opponents hailed it as further evidence of their irreversible decline and the end of the old duopoly. And that’s how it looked.

But that decline has proved not so irreversible. Now their combined support is at 60 per cent. Throw in the Labour Party, the Greens and a lot of the Independents and you have well over two-thirds of voters aligned to broadly centrist politics.”

Pat Leahy, Irish Times

FIGHT!

‘Irish Times’ poll: Radicalisation of Irish politics seems to have been arrested (Pat leahy, Irish Times)