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Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton became collateral damage in a row between the local organisation and party headquarters on Thursday over a gender quota directive. Photograph: The Irish Times

If the level of political embarrassment was colour-graded, Fine Gael would be scarlet after its shambolic convention in Dublin Bay North on Thursday n(...)

Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy and councillor Kate O’Connell will contest the four-seat Dublin Bay South constituency for the party in the next general election.

Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy and councillor Kate O’Connell have been selected by the party to contest the Dublin Bay South constituency in the next gene(...)

Taoiseach, Enda Kenny: Has repeatedly said the Government intends serving out its full term of office. The last possible date in the life of the 31st Dáil is March 8th, 2016. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has instructed his general election organisers that all Fine Gael candidates must be selected by October, a full six months befor(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald chaired a  meeting of Fine Gael’s election strategy committee this week which  heard the party was short of its  target of women candidates for the  election. Photograph:

Fine Gael may have to add some women candidates to a few of the party’s general election tickets – including where there is an incumbent TD – to comp(...)

Numbers 9 and 10 Fitzwilliam Street Lower. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Plans to convert a former hotel on Fitzwilliam Street, opposite the ESB headquarters in Dublin 2, into a homeless hostel, have been approved by Dublin(...)

Samantha Long: “I’m really disgusted by the whole thing. It should have been a woman. It sends out the wrong message that women aren’t valued as much as men.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the female Fine Gael members overlooked for the Seanad nomination that was controversially secured by John McNulty has resigned in protest at t(...)

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