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Centre-right liberal-conservative political party in the Republic of Ireland, one of two leading parties since 1933

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Fine Gael: Centre-right liberal-conservative political party in the Republic of Ireland, one of two leading parties since 1933
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 Dáil Éireann and largest in terms of Irish members of the European Parliament. The party had a membership of 21,000 in 2017. Leo 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.

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Greens enter Irish coalition talks with climate on agenda

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Coronavirus pushes Irish rivals to open government talks

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Ireland's Fianna Fail says it's decision time on government talks

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..
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Ireland's dominant center-right parties to continue post-election talks

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Ireland's Fianna Fail, Fine Gael to meet for initial government talks

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Irish PM says obligation on all to ensure political stability

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Sinn Fein says preference is to form a left-wing government

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Irish PM Varadkar says coalition with Sinn Fein is not an option

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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.
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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.
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