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Son of Independent candidate Perry expelled from Fine Gael

Fine Gael has defended a decision to expel a leading member of its youth organisation after the party claimed he publicly supported his father who is now an independent candidate. Jude Perry, son of former Fine Gael Minister of State...

Today we began to see the colour of each party’s money

For nine days the Election 2020 campaign has been characterised by a daily trickle of promises from political parties. Today, Day 10 of the campaign, we began to see the colour of each party's money. Starting with the Fianna Fáil manifesto launch this...

Varadkar discusses Fine Gael’s pledges in interview

Bryan Dobson was joined in studio by Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar for the first in a series of interviews with party leaders ahead of the General Election. Leo Varadkar began his interview by paying tribute to Northern Ireland's former deputy...

Pledges on health, USC and help-to-buy in Fine Gael manifesto

Leo Varadkar has launched Fine Gael's election manifesto entitled A Future to Look Forward To. Some of the key commitments in the manifesto include: A fairer tax package, increasing the point at which a single person pays the higher rate of...

Fine Gael promise to reduce taxes and increase pensions as part of election manifesto

Fine Gael has promised to reduce taxes, create jobs and to increase pensions as part of its general election manifesto launched today. Speaking in Dublin, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisted that Fine Gael could be trusted with the economy and the...

Micheál Martin rules out ‘grand coalition’ with Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has ruled out a "grand coalition" with Fine Gael. Speaking in Dublin, Mr Martin said: "People want change, they want Fine Gael out of office. "Fine Gael need to come out of government, they have been...

Best of frenemies: Campaign focus on grand coalition

Leo Varadkar joined a "circle of gratitude" in the meditation room of Castleknock Community School as he remained on the more comfortable territory of his home patch. Asked what he was grateful for, he referred to a letter written by...

Slight increase in women candidates for General Election

Just over 30% of candidates in the General Election are women, just slightly higher than the 2016 figure. At the close of nominations yesterday there were 531 candidates in the race, of which 162 are women. The Chief Executive of the...

Varadkar and Martin clash in first TV leaders’ debate

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin of Fianna Fáil have clashed on several issues in the first leaders' debate of the 2020 General Election campaign. Health, housing, crime, drugs and the issue of pensions were among the main topics discussed...

Pension age increase continues to cause controversy

There is a real sense of déjà vu about it. The pensions and perks of politicians are always a lightning rod for public anger, particularly when they are held up as a comparison to how others are treated. On Monday, we...
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