Mark Mortell

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Leo Varadkar has asked for campaign spending limits to be imposed by Fine Gael, in a move seen as raising the issue of the family wealth of his rival, Minister for Housing Simon Coveney. Photograph:  Maxwellphotography.ie

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar’s attempts to influence the ground rules of the forthcoming leadership contest in Fine Gael look set to be(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny:  Once again at ease with himself and back in power. Photograph: AFP

On the first Saturday of last November, Enda Kenny gathered with 400 supporters in the Breaffy House Hotel in Castlebar to toast the 40th anniversary(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives at Government Buildings for a reported Fine Gael meeting yesterday. Photograph: Sam boal/Rollingnews.ie

The campaign was going badly wrong but the key message was not up for discussion. After all, the focus groups continued to like it. So began a confe(...)

Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton at the count at Phibblestown community centre during what has been a bruising election for the party. Photograph: PA

One public representative who did not have to face the electorate last Friday was President Michael D Higgins. He will have watched the election res(...)

Fine Gael Mark Kennelly: Kenny’s chief of staff in Government. He is the Taoiseach’s voice in many meetings, largely spending the campaign on the ro(...)

British prime minister David Cameron and Taoiseach Enda Kenny: three of Kenny’s associates visited the Tories in London in July for a briefing. Photograph: Getty Images

On May 8th last, as the Conservatives celebrated a surprise general election victory, Fine Gael TDs still in Leinster House on a Friday morning took h(...)

FG leader Enda Kenny’s  party has taken three lessons from the UK general election: discipline in the message; setting and dominating the agenda; and importance of social media. Photograph: The Irish Times

A group of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s most senior advisers held a confidential meeting with senior British Conservative Party figures to study techniques (...)

 John Perry:  failed to secure a place on the Fine Gael  ticket for Sligo-Leitrim after the executive council issued a directive to select one candidate from each county. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell8

Former minister of State John Perry is attempting to have his failure to secure a place on a Fine Gael general election ticket debated at a meeting o(...)

Enda Kenny: underestimated throughout his career. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

‘He’s like an embarrassing uncle at a wedding,” groans a younger political operative who has had frequent dealings with Enda Kenny recently. “E(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Ahead of the new Dáil term, the political party think-ins begin today with Fine Gael’s event. We assess the shape of each party as they head into a ge(...)

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