Fine Gael

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Fine Gael
LeaderLeo Varadkar TD
Deputy LeaderSimon Coveney TD
ChairmanRichard Bruton TD
Seanad LeaderSenator Regina Doherty
PresidentLeo Varadkar
FoundersW. T. Cosgrave,
Eoin O'Duffy,
Frank MacDermot
Founded8 September 1933 (1933-09-08)
Merger of
Headquarters51 Upper Mount Street,
Dublin 2, D02 W924, Ireland
Youth wingYoung Fine Gael
LGBT+ wingFine Gael LGBT
Membership (2020)Increase30,000[1]
Ideology
Political positionCentre-right[8][9][10][11]
European affiliationEuropean People's Party
International affiliationCentrist Democrat International
European Parliament groupEuropean People's Party group
Colours  Blue
SloganA future to Look Forward to
Dáil Éireann
35 / 160
Seanad Éireann
16 / 60
European Parliament[nb 1]
5 / 13
Local government
254 / 949
Website
finegael.ie

Fine Gael (/ˌfnə ˈɡl/ FEE-nə GAYL;[12] English: Family or Tribe of the Irish) is a centre-right liberal conservative political party in the Republic of Ireland.[2][3]

Fine Gael is currently part of the Government of Ireland and is and the second largest party in the Dáil Éireann.[13] The party has a membership of 35,000.[14] It is the senior partner governing with several independent politicians. It's party leader is Leo Varadkar, who served as Taoiseach from 2017 until 2020. Varadkar succeeded Enda Kenny as party leader on 2 June 2017 and as Taoiseach on 14 June; Kenny had been leader since 2002, and Taoiseach since 2011.[15]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Fine Gael had 5 MEPS elected at the 2019 European Parliament election. Deirdre Clune, the fifth candidate elected for South, did not take her seat until the UK left the EU and its MEPs vacated their seats.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Join Fine Gael", Fine Gael, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kerstin Hamann; John Kelly (2010). Parties, Elections, and Policy Reforms in Western Europe: Voting for Social Pacts. Routledge. p. 1980. ISBN 978-1-136-94986-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cesáreo R. Aguilera de Prat; Jed Rosenstein (2009). Political Parties and European Integration. Peter Lang. p. 64. ISBN 978-90-5201-535-4.
  4. Eva Wall. "End to century of civil war politics as Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to enter historic coalition with Greens".
  5. Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Ireland". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  6. T. Banchoff (1999). Legitimacy and the European Union. Taylor & Francis. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-415-18188-4. Retrieved 26 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. Hans Slomp (2011). Europe, a Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics. ABC-CLIO. p. 333. ISBN 978-0-313-39181-1.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Richard Dunphy (2015). "Ireland". In Donatella M. Viola (ed.). Routledge Handbook of European Elections. Routledge. p. 247. ISBN 978-1-317-50363-7.
  9. William Crotty; David E. Schmitt (1998). Ireland and the Politics of Change. Routledge. p. 115. ISBN 978-1-317-88118-6.
  10. Nicholas Rees; Brid Quinn; Bernadette Connaughton (2010). "Ireland and the European Union". In Nicholas Rees; Brid Quinn; Bernadette Connaughton (eds.). Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland. Manchester University Press. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-84779-336-2.
  11. Kate Nicholls (2015). Mediating Policy: Greece, Ireland, and Portugal Before the Eurozone Crisis. Routledge. p. 80. ISBN 978-1-317-64273-2.
  12. "Fine Gael: definition of Fine Gael in Oxford dictionary (British & World English). Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the word". Oxford Language Dictionaries. Oxford University Press. 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. Angus Reid Global Monitor Archived 4 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 10 May 2009.
  14. Fine Gael. Your Fine Gael Archived 30 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  15. "Enda Kenny elected Fine Gael leader". RTÉ News. 5 June 2002. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)