Just Society

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Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera. Photograph: Getty/Irish Times

Civil War politics began in the surroundings of what is now the National Concert Hall in Earlsfort Terrace and has ended 98 years later at the Convent(...)

Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera. Photograph: Getty/Irish Times

If Wednesday’s historic announcement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael marked the end of Civil War politics, its beginnings can be traced to a vote on(...)

Fine Gael is likely to come under increasing attack with accusations from Fianna Fáil and Opposition parties that it has failed to deliver on tackling the housing crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The next government – even if it does not include Fine Gael – should stick with the party’s flagship Rebuilding Ireland policy because it is solving t(...)

Will the changing of the guard herald a more serious approach to meeting our emissions targets? Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

The rise of Sinn Féin in Ireland was dramatically underlined 100 years ago this month with the election of Éamon de Valera in the Clare East by-electi(...)

Ireland’s next taoiseach:  Leo Varadkar arrives at the Fine Gael count on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Buying pints on an early-summer evening in Dublin may have seemed a pleasant task, but it was work all the same. John Paul Phelan, the Fine Gael TD fo(...)

Simon Harris believes Simon Coveney has the right personality and convictions to lead Fine Gael and the State. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It’s been quite a fortnight for my party, for politics nerds (you know who you are) but also I hope, for the general public to see a new and different(...)

Leo Varadkar launching his campaign bid to be Fine Gael party leader. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Leo Varadkar is on the run. Criss-crossing the country, meeting the electorate, pressing his case, making his pitch. On Sunday night he was in Cork, (...)

Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe campaign in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Declan Costello, the author of Fine Gael’s Towards a Just Society, was once a TD for the part of Dublin that I now represent. It is a huge privilege t(...)

Simon Coveney  at the publication on May 21st of his road map to change Fine Gael, government and the country. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran

For Simon Coveney, it is the soul of Fine Gael. For supporters of Leo Varadkar, it is just a slogan, or a moment in the party’s history, that it is no(...)

Leo Varadkar and  Simon Coveney at the final Fine Gael leadership hustings in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar on Sunday night said he would ensure Fine Gael remained compassionate to the needs of the less fortunate i(...)

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