Fine Gael is a liberal-conservative political party in Ireland. Fine Gael is currently the third-largest party in Ireland in terms of members of the Oireachtas and first-largest in terms of Irish members of the European Parliament. The party has a membership of 21,000. From 2016 to 2020 Fine Gael was the senior partner governing in a minority coalition with several independent politicians, with party leader Leo Varadkar serving as Taoiseach. Varadkar succeeded Enda Kenny as party leader on 2 June 2017 and as Taoiseach on 14 June; Kenny had been leader since 2002, and Taoiseach since 2011.
Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has criticised her political rivals during a visit to flood-hit Athlone in Co Meath. Her comments come ahead of a meeting between the leaders of Fine Gael and Fianna..
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Leo Varadkar has said his party is preparing to go into opposition in the new Dail. After a six-hour parliamentary party meeting on Monday, the Fine Gael leader said he "relishes the challenge" to lead..
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Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein is ready to enter government in Ireland and it would be undemocratic to exclude it, leader Mary Lou McDonald said on Sunday after tallies indicated her party narrowly..
Ireland's schools could stay closed until May with a big rise in coronavirus cases expected over the coming days as testing ramps up, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told a meeting of his Fine Gael.. Reuters - Published
Ireland's rival Fianna Fail and Fine Gael parties will open formal coalition talks this week after an inconclusive Feb. 8 election, with Fianna Fail's leader saying the coronavirus outbreak made.. Reuters - Published
The leader of Ireland's Fianna Fail told its fellow center-right rival Fine Gael on Thursday to decide whether or not to enter formal government negotiations after nearly a month of sluggish.. Reuters - Published
The leaders of Ireland's two largest center-right parties, Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, held preliminary talks on Tuesday and said they agreed to meet again in a bid to break the deadlock created by an.. Reuters - Published
The leaders of Ireland's Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, two of the three largest parties to emerge from a Feb. 8 election, will meet early next week for what they described as exploratory talks as.. Reuters - Published
Ireland's center-right Fianna Fail party has not come to any decision about the prospect of coalition talks with the Fine Gael party of Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, one of its lawmakers said on.. Reuters - Published
It would be "very, very tricky" to form a government that does not include one of Ireland's two large center-right parties, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, the head of left-wing nationalist party Sinn Fein.. Reuters - Published
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday it was likely he would be the next leader of the opposition after government formation talks but that his Fine Gael party would be willing to help.. Reuters - Published
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, whose Fine Gael party came a narrow third in national elections at the weekend, said that while the poll had transformed politics, there was an obligation on all.. Reuters - Published
Ireland's Fianna Fail and Fine Gael let Sinn Fein proceed with trying to form a government without them on Tuesday, a process most acknowledged would ultimately require two of the now three largest.. Reuters - Published
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's Fine Gael party still hopes to lead the next government, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Monday after initial results indicated the party will have the.. Reuters - Published
DUBLIN — Ireland’s political parties were scrambling to adjust to a new reality Monday, after an earth-shaking election that saw the left-wing nationalist party Sinn Fein win the biggest share of.. WorldNews - Published
Sinn Fein's first priority is to form a government with fellow left-wing parties, but the Irish nationalist party will also talk to the country's dominant center-right parties Fianna Fail and Fine.. Reuters - Published
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Sunday a coalition between his center-right Fine Gael party and left-wing nationalists Sinn Fein is not an option as the parties' policies are "not.. Reuters - Published
Sinn Fein’s president has vowed to work with like-minded parties to form Ireland’s next government after a sensational General Election performance. While it remains unclear whether it will.. WorldNews - Published
Irish nationalists Sinn Fein passed the governing Fine Gael party to draw level at the top of an opinion poll a week before an election that looks set to be a major breakthrough for the former.. Reuters - Published
Ireland's main opposition party Fianna Fail, leading in opinion polls, on Thursday ruled out forming a grand coalition with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's Fine Gael after the Feb. 8 election. Reuters - Published
Ireland's main opposition party, Fianna Fail, edged ahead of the governing Fine Gael in an opinion poll on Monday, a far more modest lead than a separate survey suggested a day earlier amid a pre.. Reuters - Published
Ireland's main opposition party, Fianna Fail, surged into a 12-point lead over the governing Fine Gael party according to an opinion poll that was published on Sunday but conducted mainly before Prime.. Reuters - Published
Supporters of Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will urge him to call a snap election if Britain can seal its departure from the European Union, four members of his Fine Gael party told Reuters. Reuters - Published