Fine Gael post election reports

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Confidential: Recommendation from election reviews hardly confidential if its a public page,the indo is getting the files and Irish Examiner linking directly to them http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/dour-election-sparks-call-for-radical-reform-of-fine-gael-423121.html
Dear Colleague,

As you will be aware, following the General Election, I commissioned two reviews; one by Dr Marion Coy, Chairperson of the Collins Institute and a second by a group of members of the Parliamentary Party - Maria Bailey TD, Alan Farrell TD, Kate O'Connell TD, Peter Burke TD, Patrick O’Donovan TD and Senator Maura Hopkins.

I would like to thank sincerely all those involved, for their work in bringing these reviews to fruition.

The recommendations from these reviews were discussed by the Parliamentary Party at our recent meeting in Newbridge, and by the Executive Council on Saturday last.

I welcome these recommendations, several of which are common to both reviews including the establishment of a central Steering Group to oversee their implementation.

I can confirm that this Steering Group has already been set up and met for the first time last week. At this meeting, a number of decisions were taken to progress the recommendations, including the recruitment of a Political/Policy Director for the Party and the recruitment of two additional press officers for the Parliamentary Party. The Steering Group will meet again this week to continue this work.

I am attaching copies of both reviews for your information and I look forward to the full implementation of the recommendations.



View the report by Dr Marion Coy here.

View the report by members of the Parliamentary Party here.

Best wishes,

Yours sincerely,

Enda Kenny TD
Taoiseach and Leader of Fine Gael

Revealed: The two 'secret' reports into FG's election disaster - Independent.ie

was it disaster?



Fine Gael
Reading the Past to Shape the Future
Review of 2016 Election
Marion Coy
August 2016
Fine Gael Review
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Key Recommendations
1. Fine Gael should define its future as a campaigning party, anchored in local communities and tackling clearly identified national issues.
2. Fine Gael should build a strong network of connections at all levels in Irish society and become much more open to external influences. This change also requires substantial external input into the structural elements of the party.
3. A structural reorganisation is required in order to create effective cohesion across all elements of the party. To achieve this reform a new Steering Group should be established and a Director of Policy appointed.
4. Fine Gael’s administrative structure needs realignment with the proposed orientation and development of the party.
5. Fine Gael’s Research Strategy and methodology should be completely overhauled.
6. Fine Gael’s communication strategies need to become more open and more diverse.
7. Mobilisation of party membership must be effected through the development of issue-based campaigns and the broadening of mechanisms for party engagement.
8. A more cohesive, and organised approach should be taken to the mobilisation of all elected representatives in pursuit of an annually agreed work programme.
9. Future electoral strategy and planning must be conducted in a more inclusive manner and take into account the failures in vision, empathy, planning, tactical positioning, communication, campaigning and responsiveness identified in the 2016 campaign.







Pathways & Opportunities
A Review of Fine Gael, post-General Election
2016

Maria Bailey, Peter Burke, Alan Farrell,
Maura Hopkins, Kate O’Connell, Patrick O’Donovan

makes suggestions re
Communications
Outreach and Membership
Media and Public Image
Party Structure

with an Implementation Timeline

the parliamentary party report suggests

5. Fine Gael should avoid negative campaigning on a national level and work more to promote Fine Gael’s successes. The Party should focus on promoting Fine Gael’s strengths and achievements over highlighting the weaknesses of other parties or groups
yeah right as if any party would stop doing that
 
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I haven't read them, but these days, in around 25% of the electorate are afflicted by the mental illness which can be described in the vanacular as 'Blueshirtism'!

Guess what? They got 25% of the vote at GE 2016, which is where you would expect them to be!

If any of youze take exception to me calling it a mental illness, if you are not afflicted, imagine if you saw as I once did, a lad chatting up a young lady and telling her he was wrecked today because he had been at The UCD young FG party the night before! Wouldn't you automatically think he had some sort of mental disability! Not really if he was in Ogra Eff Eff even Labour Youth!
 

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My guess is more incissive and analytical reports could be compiled by transition year students doing a project on the topic!
 

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The short version of the FG reports:

1. Cause of electoral failure: Enda Kenny.
The End.
 

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The distinctive identity of the party should be framed by reference to its origins in constitutional republicanism and its broad appeal to moderate, thoughtful citizens. It is a party, which needs to be proud of its pragmatic idealism and its determination to use its competence in financial management to generate the resources required to address the problems of our citizens.
thats what an average Fine Gael'er is, thoughtful, more likley a thoughtless ************************
 
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Marion Coy's report says FG lacked vision going into the election and struggled with timekeeping and communications. Other than that they're great.

Sleep well minions
 

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All Fine Gael staff and representatives, regardless of position, must address the pervasive problem of timekeeping in the organisation. At the moment tardiness and unresponsiveness are contributing to poor organisational morale, poor interpersonal relationships and dysfunctional communication. The aphorism that “manners are small morals” should be widely understood and accepted.
Lol! Says quite a bit more about FG than it wants to.
 

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Basically FG aren't very good at politics. They've been surviving on tradition - a bit like the fax machine only less cutting edge.
 

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http://finegael.newsweaver.com/icfiles/1/38575/161443/5576331/0994b5dd89aa5f2297b954fc/fine gael report dr coy.pdf
The party needs to review its approach to undertaking commercial market research. This should include an invitation to a number of organisations active in this domain in Ireland to tender for the work.
 The terms of reference for the tender should pay particular attention to the track record of companies who have a thorough familiarity with Irish electoral processes.
criticism of the use of outside (American) research companies?
The findings of research conducted on behalf of the party must be communicated to a much wider grouping than has hitherto been the case and the party must encourage a vigorous interrogation of assumptions and conclusions arising from the research. This will require a cultural change so that the research findings and the assertions of individuals (regardless of role/position) are regarded as contestable. It will also require absolute clarity on confidentiality and consequences for those who feel the need for Twitter adulation.
ooh
 
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Yep. Remember all the clowns here predicting they would get 60 or more seats and that their mudflaps would get 15 or so seats?

well I don't take clowns predictions as a bar for sucess do you?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny failed! ok.
 

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s. In particular it needs to be less defensive. The organisation also has a difficulty in that some of its elected members and some employees use the leaking of confidential information in an attempt to bolster their own profiles.
ROFL!!! :lol:

FG are like a bucket full of holes, even this report got leaked! :lol::lol::lol:

Not a hope in hell for them, decent report, even nice to see that SF's review in 2007 gave us a ten year lead on them on some points, but in the end the FG core of the established elder's won't be giving so much as an inch to the suggested openness and voter engagement contained within this document.
 

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Focus groups should be made up of Party members and supporters, not paid commercial groups. Further to this, the PP should be used to examine the effectiveness or otherwise of centrally produced Party slogans and branding material.
An essential admission that FG were completely relying not on their own supporters or voters to define policy but external market research companies. Gas stuff altogether, a big disconnect between paid for research and reality.

Fine Gael should avoid negative campaigning on a national level and work more to promote Fine Gael’s successes
Yeah right, we saw Kenny and Varadkar hope up on flimsy pedestals last week to throw their lot in behind a farce of journalism by spotlight. FG savor nothing more than disdain for their fellow citizens, and negative campaigning is in the genes as it were.

Councillors meet with all of their TDs and Senators on a quarterly basis. The specific agenda of each of these meetings should be set by the Councillors. The focus of these meetings will be to discuss local issues, foster greater communication between Oireachtas members and Councillors, and develop means for Councillors, TDs, and Senators to address the needs of their constituents. Prior to these meetings, a briefing document should be distributed to all representatives that will be in attendance.
As in....FG reps don't already work tightly together in communication daily? :shock:

And the solution is a....quarterly meeting? Oh boy.

The elected reps doc is extremely weak, piss poor 13 pages with Header page, table of contents, introduction, timeline and acknowledgements page taking up almost half the document...fkin hell these people are in government? They wouldn't make it past team leader in most companies :shock:

In fact they probably wouldn't make any level of management at all!
 

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F.G have been as diligent and studious as ever. But the good young lads (Pascal..Leo and Simon) are being left down by bad examples from the older boys (That older rough lad from Limerick should be expelled, but obviously has bullied even the Masters!:shock:)
Pull your socks up, and remember to try harder to deceive the Proles.

signed by committed but concerned benefactors Mr Redacted etc...:rolleyes:
 

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Marion Coy's report says FG lacked vision going into the election and struggled with timekeeping and communications. Other than that they're great.

Sleep well minions
It's typical aint it? A Fascist organization with a love of rules and regulations for everyone else but ignoring them for themselves!
Complete and utter gobshytes!
 


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