Previously the largest political party in Ireland, and currently the third largest in the Oireachtas. The party has spent most of its existence in power, and was in government between 1997 and 2011.
# fianna-fail - Today’s News
There was a bit of argy-bargy between Willie O’Dea and Minister Joan Burton this morning.
# fianna-fail - Yesterday’s News
Enda Kenny was grilled by opposition leaders on reports that households will face a €100 standing charge for water when rates come in later this year.
The Labour youth wing appears unconcerned that its posters break the law as it slammed Fianna Fáil’s “hypocrisy” today, but the opposition party hit back saying there is a “crisis at the heart of the Labour Party”.
The party has tabled a motion on the ambulance service for debate in the Dáil tonight and tomorrow and reckons that the service needs 400 extra staff.
# fianna-fail - Saturday 12 April, 2014
The Fianna Fáil senator is bullish about his chances of being elected to the European Parliament next month.
# fianna-fail - Saturday 5 April, 2014
Plus: How many Irish people are treated every year for alcohol abuse?
# fianna-fail - Friday 4 April, 2014
Enda Kenny noted: “At the end of our period in office people will judge us.”
# fianna-fail - Thursday 3 April, 2014
Some good news for Micheál Martin tonight. For FG and Labour, not so much…
# fianna-fail - Wednesday 2 April, 2014
Follow events from the Dáil this evening…
# fianna-fail - Tuesday 1 April, 2014
Follow events from the Dáil this evening…
Fianna Fáil will attempt to bring Marie Whelan before the upper house later today – but they already failed with a similar attempt last week.
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…
# fianna-fail - Monday 31 March, 2014
New crime figures show that, on the whole, crime is down but road deaths remain high.
# fianna-fail - Saturday 29 March, 2014
Support for Labour has fallen under 10 per cent yet again, while Sinn Féin is now just one point behind Fianna Fáil.
Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.
# fianna-fail - Friday 28 March, 2014
Fianna Fáil’s proposal to overhaul the upper house will be opposed by the government.
# fianna-fail - Tuesday 25 March, 2014
Opposition leaders called him to ask Minister Shatter to withdraw remarks made regarding whistleblowers.
“The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall”: Calls for Minister Shatter to quit
Several TDs have said that the Minister’s position is now untenable.
# fianna-fail - Monday 24 March, 2014
Excluding those who have resigned their seat to take up another political position or ill-health, there have been just a handful of resignations from parliament over principle or controversy down the years. Who are they? And why have there been so few?
Responding to queries from the finance spokesperson, Draghi said that ‘the viability of nationalised banks’ needs to be addressed.
Former Fianna Fáil member burns bridges with party as he launches Independent election campaign.
These are the runners and riders after the shock resignation of Patrick Nulty at the weekend.
# fianna-fail - Saturday 22 March, 2014
Thousands of delegates, hundreds of motions, but what did we learn at the two-day gathering in Killarney. TheJournal.ie reveals all…
The Fianna Fáil leader has delivered a keynote speech to delegates at the party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin tonight, criticising the government’s policies towards the elderly and said the party will oppose universal health insurance.
A motion that called for the government to be given the right to shut down a social media site if it leads to the death of a citizen was defeated by delegates on day two of the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney.
The Fianna Fáil leader is engaged in a war of words with the Environment Minister over the redrawing of the local election boundaries.
# fianna-fail - Friday 21 March, 2014
No surprise that the Environment Minister isn’t popular at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which is under way in Killarney this evening.
The Fianna Fáil leader has said that the Taoiseach is trying to shut down the controversy surrounding remarks made by the Garda Commissioner about two whistleblowers.
Delegates at the party’s 75th annual Ard Fheis will vote on everything from disability quotas in politics to legalising marijuana.
# fianna-fail - Wednesday 19 March, 2014
“One bank’s sustainable solution could be another bank’s unsustainable mortgage leading to repossession proceedings,” Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today.
Less than one in five of the party’s candidates in May’s elections are women.
# fianna-fail - Monday 17 March, 2014
Their senior counterparts lead the coalition government and the largest opposition party in the country, but what do Ireland’s future political leaders make of it all?
# fianna-fail - Friday 14 March, 2014
Off licences in the north inner city have had this agreement with gardaí over the last few years and councillor Mary Fitzpatrick wants others to follow suit.
# fianna-fail - Thursday 13 March, 2014
The Fianna Fáil TD said the Taoiseach’s ‘army of spin doctors’ played up Frank Flannery’s resignation but stayed silent on Alan Shatter.
# fianna-fail - Wednesday 12 March, 2014
The veteran MEP will be one of two Fianna Fáil candidates running in the vast Midlands-North West constituency in the European elections this May.
# fianna-fail - Tuesday 11 March, 2014
The former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab board member is also facing calls to come before the Public Accounts Committee.
The government has admitted that legislation is not ready to come before the house as the Dáil again spends several hours this week debating the government’s priorities for the year ahead.
# fianna-fail - Monday 10 March, 2014
Mary Fitzpatrick says she wants to see “a real commitment to gender equality”.
# fianna-fail - Sunday 9 March, 2014
Micheál Martin paid tribute to Liam Aylward who is retiring from politics, while Eamon Gilmore said the Labour Party is ready to fight come May.