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FG Presidential dinner : big announcement last year, predict this year's one....


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The Fine Gael Presidential Dinner to being held in Dublin tomorrow night, and along with the dinner will be a speech by party President and Leader Enda Kenny.

At the last Fine Gael Presidential Dinner, Kenny (much to the surprise of many of his parliamentary party - especially Senators) announced that Fine Gael would hold a referendum on the abolition of the Seanad.

Do you think he's likely to make a similar announcement tomorrow night? And if so, what's your guess as to his announcement?

Best/most creative guess/suggestion will receive a copy of Ken Foxe's new book Snouts in the Trough.



We'll close the competition at 5pm tomorrow (Saturday).
 

culmore

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He will anounce that he is standing down as leader --- in five years time
 

jmcc

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That a prominent Green is joining FG and that McDowell will be a candidate for FG in the bye-election for George Lee's seat.

Regards...jmcc
 

Tomas Mor

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He has employed Cyb from P.ie as a new press officer.
 

Gemlarkin

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Kenny will announce he favours a National Government if

Kenny will announce he favours a National Government if should Fianna Fáil should fail to call an immediate General Election


(1) cabinet seats are shared in proportion to the size of the parties

(2) each party has a share of the taoiseach's nominies to the Seanad

(3) Fine Gael policies are adopted

(I wonder which of the green ministers would give up their seat and if Senator Harris would vacate his Seanad seat to allow new talent into the Government. It might even mean a Taoiseach would be reselected. Such a Government would have a life of only 18 months.)
 

Asparagus

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The man of steel will announce that he will not enter into government with Labour and that he will be pursuing a full dail majority.

Furthermore he will rename the party to Fianna Succeed and give people a real choice at the ballot box Fianna Fail or Succeed.

Young Fine Gael will be renamed Enda Youth and Ivan Yates will be conscripted by force back into the party.
 

LDF

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He could announce a plan for further local government reform - reducing local councils etc.
 

jmcc

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What he says will not matter because disaffected FGers will take the opportunity to call for his resignation, face to face. The big announcement will be his resignation or a split of the FG party.

Regards...jmcc
 

davehiggz

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I'm gonna go out on a limb RE the Croke Park Agreement. Kenny will announce that it should be scrapped and that there must be redundancies in the public service as part of reforms and removal of waste. This could co-inside nicely with Richard Bruton's "Smart State" document which is due as part of his new role as spokesperson with responsibility for public service reform.
 

theoutsider

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He has managed to get 30 government TDs to support a minority FG government

OR

George Lee is coming back into politics and will contest the seat he gave up
 

cllr

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He will promise to make Richard Bruton Leader of the Seanad during the next term.
 

neversaydie

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He will announce that the chicken and chips for the dinner is to show that FG realise that Ireland is in recession and that FG wan't to show they can make cut backs just like FF.
 

Grumpy Jack

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He's going to let Eamon Gilmore be Taoiseach so Labour will actually have to make a decision and take a stand on something.
 
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Duth Ealla

Enda will announce that he has been cunningly buying up Irish debt for over three decades and effectively has control of the country.
 
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