Definitions

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  • proper n. An Irish political party founded in the 1930s.

Etymologies

Irish, meaning "family of the Irish". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The center-right Fine Gael, which is expected to lead Ireland in coalition with the left-of-center Labour party after the general election, vowed to renegotiate the terms of the loans if it wins power.

    Ireland Votes 'Yes' to Bailout

  • The Center Party (Cumman na nGaedheal) fused with the National Guard to form the United Ireland Party (later known as Fine Gael).

    1933, Jan. 2

  • DUBLIN Dec 3 (Reuters) - Ireland's main opposition party Fine Gael, which is expected to take power within months, published its four-year fiscal plan on Friday, matching the government's target of saving 15 billion euros ($19.78 billion) by 2014.

    FACTBOX-Main Irish opposition party's four-year fiscal plan | Reuters

  • And it has not changed its mind since, on Enda, if not on Fine Gael, which is enjoying something of a boom now that the boom has ended.

    Irish Blogs

  • Yes, it's a nice populist tag to recall Fine Gael's Blueshirt past, and no, it's certainly not the party of social liberalism and humanism.

    Irish Blogs

  • Cian makes a nomination for Distraction of the Month Award to go to Conor Lenihan, Finna Fail's Minister of State for calling Fine Gael's enterprise spokesman Leo Varadkar a fascist.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • "It is absolutely certain that Fine Gael will be the largest party," said Leo Varadkar, a senior Fine Gael politician who is likely to play a leading role in the new administration.

    Irish Voters Decisively Reject Government

  • With 154 seats decided in the 166-seat Dáil, or lower house of parliament, by Sunday evening, Fine Gael had 70, followed by Labour with 36 and the incumbent Fianna Fáil with 18.

    Irish Vote Sets Stage for Showdown With EU

  • Meanwhile, Fine Gael itself is somewhat split on the issue of changing the terms of the bailout.

    Irish Vote Sets Stage for Showdown With EU

  • The center-right Fine Gael said it would pursue a vote of no confidence in Mr. Cowen's leadership.

    Greens Quit Irish Coalition, Bring Vote Closer

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