The election was a very different story, as the Fine Gael–Labour coalition lost its majority. Kenny and the party clung to power as a minority government by crafting a deal whereby Fianna Fáil agreed to abstain from key votes until in return for policy concessions.
[Irish Independent] - Three junior ministers are scheduled to hold clinics this morning, with Labour's Alan Kelly and Kathleen Lynch and Fine Gael's Fergus O'Dowd all seeing constituents in their offices in Tipperary, Cork and Louth respectively.
[Irish Independent] - By Fionnan Sheahan Political Editor Fine Gael and Labour Party TDs will be pressured individually to support an official call for a referendum on tough new EU budget rules. Independent TDs and senators yesterday kicked off a plan to force a referendum
[Irish Independent] - By Michael Brennan Deputy Political Editor FINE Gael backbenchers are increasing the pressure on Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore to reverse his decision to shut Ireland's Vatican embassy. It comes as the Pope's new representative to Ireland, Papal Nuncio
[Irish Times] - “In opposition, Fine Gael and Labour consistently said you cannot cut and tax your way out of recession. In Government, they now need to put those words into action.” Sinn Féin's finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said Ireland was “without doubt” facing
[Belfast Telegraph] - The move comes as Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore dug in against Fine Gael demands for a U-turn over the closure of the Vatican Embassy. Thousands of pilgrims and members of the Catholic Church will come to Dublin for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress
[Irish Times] - FINE GAEL TD Noel Harrington from Co Cork been paid the highest level of expenses by the Oireachtas since the 31st Dáil first sat in March. The Cork South West deputy received more than € of the total of about €6 million shared by all TDs.
[Mayo Advertiser] - Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has welcomed confirmation given to her by Minster for the Environment, Phil Hogan, that homeowners who face difficulties in paying for upgrades to their septic tank could receive financial assistance from the
[Meath Chronicle] - There will be no public money available for the building of a new regional hospital in Navan and the only hope is that the project can go ahead through a public/private partnership (PPP), Fine Gael TDs told a meeting of Meath County Council on Monday.
[Offaly Express] - LAOIS/Offaly Fine Gael TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy is to seek a meeting with the IDA in an effort to attract industry to the North Offaly region, in light of the announcement that the Edenderry-Enfield road upgrade has finally got the go-ahead.
[Irish Times (blog)] - before they wound up and now he's in Fine Gael. Anyway, Minister of State Cannon was on RTE's “Frontline” last night. He was on his own (where was the Cabinet?) There was nobody else who shared his perspective. The audience was mainly composed of
[Daily Mail (blog)] - The government led by Enda Kenny of Fine Gael is doing everything it can to stop a referendum, because the answer the voters would most probably give is a No (the Irish are fed up with the EU/ECB/IMF team known as 'the Germans' occupying their finance
Freebase ( vote) Rate this definition: Fine Gael. Fine Gael is a centre-right to centrist political party in the Republic of Ireland. It is the largest party in Ireland in the Oireachtas, in local government, and in terms of Members of the European Parliament.