Fine Gael post election reports

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There needs, too, to be a rebalancing of the sources of decision-making. It must have clear ethical, behavioural and performance standards in all spheres and these must be followed and seen to be followed. Citizens have legitimate expectations about the trustworthiness and competence of those who represent them: Fine Gael must be constantly mindful of these expectations. Otherwise a lot of energy will continue to be dissipated on fragmented activity.
pg 25 http://finegael.newsweaver.com/icfi...d89aa5f2297b954fc/fine gael report dr coy.pdf could she be talking about Enda Kenny and Tom Curran and Heather Humphreys
 


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Just by reading the two reports it seems FG are tearing themselves apart internally. Many of the recommended changes in the PP review document will never be implemented, they are vague and contradictory. Expect further clashes between officials, elected reps and members when it starts to dawn on everybody that these recommendations are going nowhere.

It doesn't paint a pretty picture for the party considering they will probably face another General Election within the next 12 months. Serious trouble ahead for FG.
 

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Just by reading the two reports it seems FG are tearing themselves apart internally. Many of the recommended changes in the PP review document will never be implemented, they are vague and contradictory. Expect further clashes between officials, elected reps and members when it starts to dawn on everybody that these recommendations are going nowhere.

It doesn't paint a pretty picture for the party considering they will probably face another General Election within the next 12 months. Serious trouble ahead for FG.
are these not the same problems as for any party disconnect between HQ and the rest
 

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Enda knows the game is up

FG and FF have used commission reports / tribunals as a way of kicking things to touch

Enda Kenny put a weak and non independent team...with weak terms of reference into this effort

Enda ...will not go easily

His slitheries constantly refer to Enda not having ego ...but if you cross Enda...he goes into a dark and foul rage

Like Bertie ...Enda fears for his legacy ...that is why he set his slitheries loose on Varadkar earlier this year
(1) It reduces the chances of Varadkar getting the leadership
(2) It does things that would cramp Varadkar's style were Varadkar to lead

Enda doesn't give a rats' arsé about Ireland ...he just wants to go down as the FGer who kept FF out the longest...and to do that ? Enda is ape-ing FF

A nasty dimwit ...cronyist authoritarian ...his "Green Jersey" strategy has shamed the nation

cyp
 

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So nothing about people think your policies are screwing them in favor of tax exile companies, people and high earners.

Arrogance the uniting principal remains intact
 

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No mention of Irish water , siteserv, Lowry, et al?
Clearly FG don't think it affected voting.
 

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Politics has always been a bit of a sealed chamber. Reports on electoral success or otherwise won't be allowed to discuss the leadership in the same way that no board of any company will countenance publishing a report which might openly criticise the board or its members.

So the report ends up being a diluted version of the 'lots done, lots to do' humdrummery.
 

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http://finegael.newsweaver.com/icfi...d89aa5f2297b954fc/fine gael report dr coy.pdf
criticism of the use of outside (American) research companies? ooh
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.
thought I read something about the American advisors observing focus groups by skype
 
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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.
As if external influences like INM and the culture funds didn't already have too much influence with FG.
 

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Utterly delusional report.

FG lost borrowed votes because of the sleaze and incompetence of Enda's inner circle. This removed half of the reason for voting FG.

Now they are FF and the independents and SF's b1tch and are implementing left wind lunacy thus destroying the other reasons for voting FG.

END OF.
 

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Politics has always been a bit of a sealed chamber. Reports on electoral success or otherwise won't be allowed to discuss the leadership in the same way that no board of any company will countenance publishing a report which might openly criticise the board or its members.

So the report ends up being a diluted version of the 'lots done, lots to do' humdrummery.

Dr. Coy report was to “provide an independent opinion” on the Fine Gael election campaign of 2016. Nowhere in the report does it actually comment on the actual outcome of the election, a rather peculiar omission, given the reason for initiating the report and its relevance to the recommendations for solutions to the problem being addressed.


The report also leaves out a lot of topics that contributed to disastrous election outcome.

Overall the report gives the impression of Fine Gael party as a somewhat complex inanimate machine; change the design and arrangements of some of the working parts so that it operates more effectively.

The report is inadequate with regard to acknowledgement that in a human organisation, the factors that ultimately determines success or failure are people qualities and skills, particularly leadership skills at every level. More than most organisations, politics, political parties and politicians are about people.

The comment in the report that “no one person lost the election for Fine Gael and its future will not be shaped and defined by any one individual” is true in a very narrow specific sense. This comment will also remind some of the old adage that “success has many parents and failure is an orphan”.
 
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Life is busy at the moment so haven't had time to read or even skim the report so does it mention the total feck up FG made on social media, this forum in particular?

The arrogance, contempt and hatred displayed on here by many FG supporters for others they considered beneath them (most of us) was breathtaking and even shocking at times. It doesn't matter whether they were paid shills or not, there was no attempt to curtail or moderate the excesses by those who are strongly suspected of being party hacks.

My impression of FG has declined rapidly after being on P.ie for nearly four years now. They seem quite content to present themselves as no more than a bunch of grasping ignorant thugs too thick to think beyond their own little cabbage patch. To hell with the lot of 'em!
 

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Ireland is a small low income economy and there will never be enough ABC1s to consistently get FG past the mid twenties. Even in the most ideal electoral circumstances of 2011 they couldn't match the performance of FF in the boom years.

They're going to have to take a step towards the rest of the electorate and give up some of the old centre right market fundamentalism. A bit of state funded home building wouldn't do them any harm either.
 

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The report also leaves out a lot of topics that contributed to disastrous election outcome.
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Not convinced that the entire report was leaked.
 

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Not convinced that the entire report was leaked.
Based on the structure of the report itself indicating actual signs of omission? From reading the forward (Titled: Context), it seems the report is fully complete based on the author's references. It would have taken some decent editing skills to do it in such a way that the holes are unnoticeable.
 

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Not convinced that the entire report was leaked.
wasn't leaked, it was published by Fine Gael Confidential: Recommendation from election reviews

Report urges FG to scrap nesletters SBP mentioned
"An analysis of feedback from over 400 members was not published."
I think that would have been from the 2nd parliamentary party report.
This is understood to contains some individual criticism of the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, party advisers, headquarters and the Fine Gael election committee.
btw the report said they should reconsider 'generic newsletters', I actually like getting newsletter and still plenty of (older) people not checking their emails for stuff.
 
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Political Director

Based in Leinster House and reporting to Fine Gael’s Steering Group, the appointee will be responsible for progressing the policy position of the Fine Gael Party and will also lead the Party’s policy, research and press offices, with the support of the Head of Press. This will be a key role within Fine Gael and the successful candidate will be involved in the development and communication of the Party’s legislative, electoral, social and economic positions.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Party’s Steering Group to implement the findings of the post-General Election 2016 review. The Political Director will attend the Steering Group meetings.
  • Work with the Parliamentary Party to develop an annual work programme, including policy campaigns. This should be used to develop and communicate policy positions, both nationally and locally.
  • Through research and policy analysis, assist in identifying, developing and executing a response to key national issues.
  • With the assistance of a forward thinking media team, communicate Fine Gael’s core values and policy positions.
  • Work with all arms of the Party to lead campaign strategies, and engage with external stakeholders on policy issues.
  • All other tasks or duties as may be directed or delegated from time to time by the Steering Group.

Skills & Experience:

  • Extensive experience in a Senior Management role.
  • Proven experience in advancing a Political or public policy Programme is desirable. Political Party experience is essential.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and implement tactically.
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to lead and manage multiple projects.
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal), interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • The ability to successfully manage multiple work streams.
  • Must have experience with and have displayed proficiency in the most up to date and current IT platforms.
  • Be dynamic, flexible, accurate and analytical with excellent attention to detail.
This role involves working as part of a team in an often highly pressurised environment. Excellent interpersonal skills are fundamental to this role.
any applicants here?
 
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The short version of the FG reports:

1. Cause of electoral failure: Enda Kenny.
2. Angela says Enda Kenny stays on as party boss.
 

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Ireland is a small low income economy and there will never be enough ABC1s to consistently get FG past the mid twenties. Even in the most ideal electoral circumstances of 2011 they couldn't match the performance of FF in the boom years.

They're going to have to take a step towards the rest of the electorate and give up some of the old centre right market fundamentalism. A bit of state funded home building wouldn't do them any harm either.
Ironically most of the ABC1 are public servants! I am delighted that some body has at last pointed out we are a low wage economy and it's getting even more so!:mad:
 

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2. Angela says Enda Kenny stays on as party boss.
The issue is bigger than Kenny! AFAIK the Bilderburg Group have annointed Simon as the designated successor! FF will want Fitzie Fitzie for obvious reasons as she will make Edna look like Winston Churchill!:rolleyes:
 


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