Following the resignation of An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, as Leader of Fine Gael, the Party is now starting the process to elect a new Party Leader. For the first time, the Leader will be elected by an Electoral College, giving Councillors and Members a say in this important decision.

As part of the process, a number of Regional Meetings will take place, to provide an opportunity for members to meet the candidates; Executive Council has decided that there should be four such meetings, to which all Fine Gael members are welcome.

Please bring your Membership Card:

Thursday, May 25: Red Cow Hotel, Dublin.
Friday, May 26: Barrow Centre, IT Carlow.
Saturday, May 27: Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.
Sunday, May 28: Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork.

We expect these events will be well supported, and we are asking members to take their seats by 7.30pm. The meetings will start at 8pm sharp!

In order to facilitate members’ engagement, you are invited to suggest topics which you feel should be covered during these meetings, or to submit a question, if you wish. Please contact us by e-mail to

Those who cannot attend, will be able to watch the Regional Hustings and the election results live via the Fine Gael Facebook Page.

The Executive Council has determined that the counting of votes will take place on Friday, 02 June. Voting will take place over a number of days; we will have up to 25 Polling Centres across the country, and will write separately to all those entitled to vote, with details of venues and times.

Councillors and Members will vote in the Polling Centre appropriate to their constituency. Members of the Parliamentary Party will vote at a special Parliamentary Party meeting on 02 June.

The two year rule applies to Members i.e. members must have been affiliated on time in the current affiliation year (2016/17) – and must also have been affiliated, on time, in the previous affiliation year (2015/16). Councillors must be affiliated members of the Party.

Voting rights for members of Young Fine Gael will depend on where they first qualify under the two year rule, considering their voting eligibility in ‘senior’ branch, non-college YFG branch and college branch, as appropriate, in that order.

You will also find more information about the election process, log on to the Members Hub at which now includes a range of discounts available to Members, as well as lots of exclusive content and information, available only to Members.