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Fine Gael to hold public meeting on Lisbon

Fine Gael will hold a public meeting on the Lisbon Treaty in the Menlo Park hotel on Monday September 21 at 8pm.

Fat cats cream off the system with which we struggle

I was overwhelmed by the humility and modesty of our Ceann Comhairle on Wednesday when he finally decided he should address the fact that he had spent a whopping €100,000 on flights, car hire, hat rental for his wife, hotel bills, and a water taxi to mention just a few miscellaneous items during two years as minister for arts, sport, and tourism.

George Lee to speak on Lisbon Treaty at Castlebar public meeting

Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny TD has invited newly elected Fine Gael TD George Lee to speak at a public meeting in Castlebar. The meeting will focus on the Lisbon Treaty and specifically Europe and jobs. It is taking place at the TF Royal Hotel in Castlebar on Monday September 28 at 8pm. The Fine Gael MEP for Ireland North West Jim Higgins will also be speaking at the meeting.

No party for old men

The Lisbon Treaty referendum victory is a boost for Brian Cowen and Fianna Fáil nationally. In any match the captain, regardless of how well he played all season, is the recipient of the cup.

Galway Greens not keen on NAMA ahead of Saturday’s crucial party vote

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Having survived the Lisbon Treaty vote last weekend, An Taoiseach Brian Cowen will have yet another bout of nerves to contend with this weekend.

FG to tackle ‘paper cumann’ to win two seats in Galway West

Fine Gael is likely to run a new strategy at the next general election, one that will divide the city into a western and eastern half, in an effort to knock out Fianna Fáil and win two seats.

De Valera, the pragmatist hero

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DURING REFERENDA on European treaties - such as during the recet Lisbon Treaty campaign - you will meet the odd excitable type who’ll tell you that he’s voting No because some closet member of Youth Defence or the Communist Party of Ireland told him the treaty would end Irish neutrality.

Could Fine Gael be any worse?

Ceann Comhairle John O’Donoghue has finally succumbed to public and political pressure and resigned. Well actually after the weekend he will take the shameful step, that is if the Government haven’t already fallen. 

Kenny declares public meeting prior to Lisbon vote a huge success

Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny, TD, has welcomed the success of the recent public meeting on the Lisbon Treaty held in the TF Royal Hotel in Castlebar. The meeting was hosted by Jim Higgins MEP with Dep George Lee as the guest speaker. The attendance at the meeting was very encouraging as the room was full to capacity and showing the interest in the event.

Phelan shocked at Kenny’s statement on Seanad

Kilkenny Fine Gael senator John Paul Phelan has said that he was extremely taken aback at his party leader, Enda Kenny’s, shock statement that he would abolish the Seanad if Fine Gael got into government.


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