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Simon Coveney outperforms Leo Varadkar in third hustings as leadership race tightens - Irish Independent;

Simon Coveney outperforms Leo Varadkar in third hustings as leadership race tightens - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentSimon Coveney outperforms Leo Varadkar in third hustings as leadership race tightensIrish IndependentTHE race for the Fine Gael leadership has tightened after Housing Minister Simon Coveney outperformed his rival Leo Varadkar at the third hustings in Galway. The contest was more robust than previous nights with both candidates taking swipes at each ...and more »

Mairead lends support to Coveney leadership bid - This Is Ardee;

Mairead lends support to Coveney leadership bid - This Is Ardee

This Is ArdeeMairead lends support to Coveney leadership bidThis Is ArdeeLocal MEP Mairead McGuinness has lent her support to Minister for Housing Simon Coveney in his bid to succeed Enda Kenny as the next leader of Fine Gael. In a statement issued to conincide with tonight's third leadership debate in Ballinasloe in Galway ...and more »

'Tough and caring' - MEP Mairead McGuinness backs Simon Coveney's leadership campaign - Irish Independent;

'Tough and caring' - MEP Mairead McGuinness backs Simon Coveney's leadership campaign - Irish Independent

Irish Independent'Tough and caring' - MEP Mairead McGuinness backs Simon Coveney's leadership campaignIrish IndependentMinister Simon Coveney at the Fine Gael Hustings for the leadership of the party at the 2 Minister Simon Coveney at the Fine Gael Hustings for the leadership of the party at the Red Cow hotel in Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron. Philip Ryan Twitter Email ...and more »

LATEST: Mairead McGuinness announces support for Simon Coveney for Taoiseach - Irish Examiner;

LATEST: Mairead McGuinness announces support for Simon Coveney for Taoiseach - Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerLATEST: Mairead McGuinness announces support for Simon Coveney for TaoiseachIrish ExaminerThe third husting between Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney is getting underway around now in Ballinasloe. The pair met last night in Carlow IT - which failed to produce any real talking points. advertisement ...and more »

Ivan Yates: Biggest decision of Varadkar's career will be the timing of the next general election - Irish Independent;

Ivan Yates: Biggest decision of Varadkar's career will be the timing of the next general election - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentIvan Yates: Biggest decision of Varadkar's career will be the timing of the next general electionIrish IndependentMinister Leo Varadkar with his parents, Dr Ashok Varadkar and wife Miriam, and his 2 Minister Leo Varadkar with his parents, Dr Ashok Varadkar and wife Miriam, and his sister Sonia at the Fine Gael Hustings for the leadership of the party at the Red ...and more »

MEP McGuinness declares support for Coveney in FG race - RTE.ie;

MEP McGuinness declares support for Coveney in FG race - RTE.ie

RTE.ieMEP McGuinness declares support for Coveney in FG raceRTE.ieFine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness has declared her support for Simon Coveney as the next party leader. An estimated 800 people are attending tonight's Fine Gael leadership hustings in Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Speaking from Ballinasloe, Ms McGuinness ...and more »

"Connacht and the West is losing a Taoiseach": Third... - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Newstalk 106-108 fm"Connacht and the West is losing a Taoiseach": Third...Newstalk 106-108 fmCandidates in the race to be Fine Gael's next leader are debating in Ballinsloe, Co Galway this evening. Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney are at the hustings for party members in the West and North West. They've already made pitches on why each of them ...and more »

Fine Gael's Mairead McGuinness supporting Coveney - Irish Times;

Fine Gael's Mairead McGuinness supporting Coveney - Irish Times

Irish TimesFine Gael's Mairead McGuinness supporting CoveneyIrish TimesMairead McGuinness has declared for Minister for Housing Simon Coveney tonight. The MEP confirmed she will be backing Mr Coveney in the Fine Gael leadership race. The third leadership hustings is taking place in Galway tonight. Ms McGuinness ...and more »

Support for Ireland's Fine Gael surges amid leadership contest - Investing.com UK

Support for Ireland's Fine Gael surges amid leadership contestInvesting.com UKDUBLIN (Reuters) - Support for Ireland's governing Fine Gael party surged in a poll on Saturday as it overtook its nearest rivals and amassed an eight percentage point lead days before electing a new leader and prime minister. Irish premier Enda Kenny ...and more »

Varadkar and Coveney go head-to-head at third Fine Gael leadership debate - BreakingNews.ie;

Varadkar and Coveney go head-to-head at third Fine Gael leadership debate - BreakingNews.ie

BreakingNews.ieVaradkar and Coveney go head-to-head at third Fine Gael leadership debateBreakingNews.ieThe third husting between Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney is getting underway around now in Ballinasloe. The pair met last night in Carlow IT - which failed to produce any real talking points. Both men said if they were to become the next Taoiseach and ...and more »

Irish Prime Minister Kenny to Step Down - ClickLancashire;

Irish Prime Minister Kenny to Step Down - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireIrish Prime Minister Kenny to Step DownClickLancashireMr Varadkar said it had been his idea originally to extend voting rights for the leadership of Fine Gael to all the party's elected representatives. Minister Coveney and Senator McFadden pictured in AIT earlier this year. He added: "We are now at a ...and more »

Exclusive Poll: Fine Gael gets significant leadership contest bounce - Sunday Business Post;

Exclusive Poll: Fine Gael gets significant leadership contest bounce - Sunday Business Post

Sunday Business PostExclusive Poll: Fine Gael gets significant leadership contest bounceSunday Business PostIt appears that Fine Gael has received a massive endorsement for their plan of a change of leadership over the past few weeks, at the expense of Fianna Fail. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading.and more »

Ireland Appears Set to Elect First Openly Gay Prime Minister - NBCNews.com;

Ireland Appears Set to Elect First Openly Gay Prime Minister - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comIreland Appears Set to Elect First Openly Gay Prime MinisterNBCNews.comIreland appears set to elect its first openly gay prime minister (or Taoiseach) on June 2. Leo Varadkar has built a wide lead in the race to succeed Enda Kenny, who announced his departure after serving as the country's premier for more than six years.and more »

Simon Harris 'not losing sleep' over future Cabinet position - Newstalk 106-108 fm;

Simon Harris 'not losing sleep' over future Cabinet position - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Newstalk 106-108 fmSimon Harris 'not losing sleep' over future Cabinet positionNewstalk 106-108 fmMinister for Health Simon Harris said he's not losing sleep over whether he'll be dropped from cabinet if Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar is elected Taoiseach. But Minister Harris said that consistency is needed in the Health portfolio ...and more »

Varadkar's claim over Cabinet support

Varadkar's claim over Cabinet support "simply not true", says Harris - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentVaradkar's claim over Cabinet support "simply not true", says HarrisIrish IndependentLEO Varadkar's claim that almost the entire Cabinet is backing his leadership bid is "simply not true", according to Health Minister Simon Harris. Mr Harris today said there are a number of Cabinet ministers who have yet to declare their intentions ...and more »

Simon Harris 'not losing sleep' over possibility of being dropped from Cabinet position - BreakingNews.ie;

Simon Harris 'not losing sleep' over possibility of being dropped from Cabinet position - BreakingNews.ie

BreakingNews.ieSimon Harris 'not losing sleep' over possibility of being dropped from Cabinet positionBreakingNews.ieBut Minister Harris said that consistency is needed in the Health portfolio given the challenges the country faces. He said he's going to remain focused on the health agenda. "I have a very busy agenda in the department of health and I'm working ...and more »

A rumble in Rathgar: forget Leo and Simon - Eoghan and Kate is the real feud in Fine Gael - Irish Independent;

A rumble in Rathgar: forget Leo and Simon - Eoghan and Kate is the real feud in Fine Gael - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentA rumble in Rathgar: forget Leo and Simon - Eoghan and Kate is the real feud in Fine GaelIrish Independent'That fellah is so fond of himself, he'd lick himself if he could." Before Eoghan Murphy was even a TD, a Fine Gael veteran had caustically assessed the future minister for Dublin 4. Now Murphy is like the cat that got the cream as the director of Leo ...and more »

Team Leo issues 'kick ass' rallying cry after Coveney lands 1st round body blows - The Irish Sun;

Team Leo issues 'kick ass' rallying cry after Coveney lands 1st round body blows - The Irish Sun

The Irish SunTeam Leo issues 'kick ass' rallying cry after Coveney lands 1st round body blowsThe Irish SunTEAM Leo wants to “kick some ass” at the remaining Fine Gael leadership hustings after taking blows in the first round. Varadkar's supporters are worried that the way Simon Coveney came out with fists flying in the opening debate has put him “back in ...and more »

Fine Gael leadership hopefuls Varadkar and Coveney gear up for Ballinasloe debate - Connacht Tribune Group

Fine Gael leadership hopefuls Varadkar and Coveney gear up for Ballinasloe debateConnacht Tribune GroupGalway Bay fm newsroom – Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar are gearing up to take part in their next leadership debate in Ballinasloe this evening. The town is to host one of four regional debates in the Fine Gael leadership contest. It follows a ...and more »

Irish PM Enda Kenny to step down, replacement unclear - ClickLancashire

Irish PM Enda Kenny to step down, replacement unclearClickLancashire"Enda Kenny was a courageous and passionate leader who showed true strength and leadership skills when this country needed it most", said Deputy Peter Burke, as he paid tribute to his party leader. He added: "We are now at a crossroads as a country".and more »