Fine Gael is a party of the progressive centre. That means we act in a way that is right for Ireland, regardless of dogma or ideology.
We base our policies and ideas for the future of Ireland on our core beliefs.
Equality of opportunity
We want to create a fair and caring society where everybody is engaged in democracy, and where there are no barriers to equal opportunity. We see health and education as rights, not privileges.
Enterprise & Reward
Our Party encourages initiative, innovation, investment and self-reliance. We also believe in preserving, enhancing and sharing prosperity. To that end, we believe Government policy should encourage initiative and reward hard work, thus driving economic activity and creating jobs.
We want to build a safe society in Ireland by protecting citizens and enforcing the law. Our Party believes in tough sentences for criminals and more Gardai on the beat while also tackling the root causes of crime like poverty and educational disadvantage. We also believe in strengthening families, in all their modern forms, and in fostering communities.
Fine Gael believes in being truthful and courageous in what we do, and in promoting and upholding both the rights and the responsibilities of people. This means ensuring all of us live up to our responsibilities as well as enjoying our rights as Irish men and women.
Fine Gael wants to build an Ireland of excellence and ambition. To achieve this, we believe in enhancing Ireland’s international reputation through our support for the European Union, protecting communities through balanced regional development, and safeguarding our children’s future through protection of the environment.
Fine Gael believes that individuals and families know how best to organise their own lives and make decisions for themselves.
Europe and Openness
Fine Gael is a party of Europe. We believe that Ireland’s future lies at the heart of Europe, a common home we are helping to build. We believe in global free trade, greater freedoms, fewer borders and barriers.
Protecting the Environment
Our environment is under threat from global challenges like climate change and local issues like bad planning. Protection of our environment and building sustainable communities for our families should influence all policies.
We are a compassionate party that affirms the role of the state in offering a helping hand to those that need it.