Saturday, 22 November 2008

Fine Gael National Conference

Teilifís Éireann are broadcasting live from the Fine Gael National Conference in Wexford today. The party itself will also be streaming leader Enda Kenny's speech tonight from 8.30pm. The event isn't an Ard Fheis as there's no voting, so it will essentially act as a showpiece for Fine Gael to set out its stall ahead of any possible snap election.

I remember chatting to Enda Kenny before the last southern election in 2007, and at the time he was quietly confident that they could return enough TDs to form a government. In the event, his party fell short, although they improved massively on their 2002 seat tally. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then, including the financial crisis and budget cuts, and I think it would be fair to say that Kenny et al will be hoping that another election isn't too far off.


truth and justice said...

FF will be only too happy to dump the economic mess they have created on FG- what has happened to all the tax revenues that were collected in the era of the Celtic Tiger? - surely they should have enough reserves to tide the economy over after all the good times - not so it seems ! the health service is a disgrace and children are still being taught in some cases in dilapidated huts - the electorate should be questions asking hard quesions of FF

Anonymous said...

couldn't agree more!

Anonymous said...

I am beginning to think that FG may be the answer after the mess that FF has made of the economy and not retsined money for a 'rainy day'