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'Fine Gael's Red C lead is likely to narrow when normal business resumes'

'Fine Gael's Red C lead is likely to narrow when normal business resumes'

The last two weeks will have given Fianna Fáil plenty of food for thought about its next leader, writes Hugh O'Connell

John Finucane: His father’s son

John Finucane: His father’s son

Almost three decades after his father by loyalist gunmen, Finucane is hoping to break into Northern politics by winning a Westminster seat for Sinn Féin in North Belfast

Simon Coveney warming to his game of catch-up

Simon Coveney warming to his game of catch-up

He was slow to get off the starting blocks, but Simon Coveney is refusing to admit defeat in the Fine Gael leadership race

Stephen Kinsella: Coveney and Varadkar suffer from plan-itis

Stephen Kinsella: Coveney and Varadkar suffer from plan-itis

There are lots of review bodies, working groups and commissions. But Ireland doesn’t need any more plans – if we found a way to build houses out of old plans, we’d have the problem sorted already’

FG’s Buttimer to chair Oireachtas abortion committee

FG’s Buttimer to chair Oireachtas abortion committee

The Citizens’ Assembly recommended radical changes to the state’s constitutional ban on abortion

Waiting list targets proposed under new health plan

Waiting list targets proposed under new health plan

The Sunday Business Post has seen a copy of the 189-page report by Fine Gael leadership candidate Leo Varadkar

Poll Analysis: Coveney appeals, but Varadkar draws new voters

Poll Analysis: Coveney appeals, but Varadkar draws new voters

The indications are that the
 change in leader will bring about
 a significant bounce for Fine Gael


Leo Varadkar: No compromise on principles for the sake of power


Leo Varadkar: No compromise on principles for the sake of power


The current Minister for Social Protection sets out his visions for Fine Gael


Simon Coveney: People want unity, rather than division

Simon Coveney: People want unity, rather than division

The Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government sets out his visions for Fine Gael


Leo Varadkar still in pole position, but Simon Coveney’s gaining ground with public

Leo Varadkar still in pole position, but Simon Coveney’s gaining ground with public

Despite a painfully slow start, Coveney still insists he can win the Fine Gael leadership race

Poll: Leo Varadkar leading by a nose in FG race

Poll: Leo Varadkar leading by a nose in FG race

Around 41 per cent of voters say Varadkar would make the best taoiseach

Fine Gael benefits from a ‘battlefield bounce’


Fine Gael benefits from a ‘battlefield bounce’


The vigorous debate between Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney is drawing in a massive increase in support among 18-to-34-year-olds

Organiser of Varadkar fundraiser staged similar events for FF


Organiser of Varadkar fundraiser staged similar events for FF


Event was organised by Tom Lynch, the chair of the Ireland East Hospital group

Exclusive Poll: Fine Gael gets significant leadership contest bounce

Exclusive Poll: Fine Gael gets significant leadership contest bounce

The latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll puts Fine Gael at 29 per cent

Coveney up for the fight as FG contest gets heated

Coveney up for the fight as FG contest gets heated

Varadkar hit back at attempts to paint him as a divisive figure, writes Michael Brennan