Tom Curran

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Fine Gael TD John Perry  canvassing in Sligo. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Scuttling around Sligo town in his pinstripes and polished brown shoes and speaking in his distinctive voice that sounds like an agitated bee captured(...)

Fine Gael general secretary Tom Curran. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has full confidence in Fine Gael general secretary Tom Curran following the addition of John Perry to an election ticket, Mr Kenn(...)

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 with his Fine Gael  party leader Enda Kenny.  File photograph: The Irish Times

John Perry TD will be added to the Fine Gael election ticket for the Sligo-Leitrim constituency, it was revealed in the High Court on Tuesday. Mr Pe(...)

Fine Gael TD John Perry is to  be added  to the party’s general election ticket in Sligo-Leitrim. File photograph: Collins Courts

Fine Gael TD John Perry has refused to express confidence in the party’s general secretary after being added to the party’s general election ticket in(...)

Fine Gael TD John Perry whose counsel told the High Court there had been a “sinister corrupting of the democratic process”. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A Fine Gael official has denied there was any “sinister corrupting” of the democratic process in relation to the party’s selection convention for Slig(...)

Fine Gael deputy John Perry has told the High Court he was reassured by Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s promise that all sitting TDs would be allowed to contest the general election before he attended last October’s selection convention for the Sligo-Leitrim constituency.

Fine Gael deputy John Perry has told the High Court he never had any discussion with Fine Gael party strategists in which fears were expressed about h(...)

  John Perry TD, Fine Gael: He is seeking orders against the trustees of Fine Gael over the October 16th Sligo-North Leitrim convention. The party is opposing the application. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell8

Fine Gael TD John Perry is threatening to call Taoiseach Enda Kenny to give evidence in his High Court challenge to the party’s handling of a selectio(...)

Although this book has many moving moments, it is not filled with flourish or colour. It is as considered and careful, in its tone, as the campaign was, and all the more useful for that.

Gay people in Ireland over the past half-century have been lucky with their leaders, and indeed supporters. While figures such as David Norris, Kat(...)

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