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After the disastrous rout in the 2002 General Election Fine Gael was reduced to 30 seats. They have since steadily rebuilt the party. Over recent months they have out-polled FF – the latest poll gave them a 10 point lead, albeit with a lower rating of 32 per cent. During the last election I predicted they could not win because they had simply too many seats to make up.
With the launch of David FitzGerald’s campaign website, the Local Elections are set for an Obama type makeover. The busy new Fine Gael candidate kicked off the campaign season with his website launch with Phil Hogan TD and Senator John Paul Phelan. The site is aimed at keeping the electorate up to date on campaign news and provides a useful source of information on his press releases, photographs, and opinions.
Fine Gael’s Deputy Michael Ring, spokesperson on community, rural, and Gaeltacht affairs, has said the €35 million in savings brought about by the party’s Oireachtas reforms could be used for services like transport for hospital appointments, water and sewerage schemes, roads, etc. Dep Ring said the package included a reduction by eight of the number of junior ministers, cutting the number of joint Oireachtas committees by 10, ending the practice of paying fees to those holding positions on those committees, no ministerial pensions to be paid while the member is still serving in either house of the Oireachtas, direct elections for 20 of the Seanad seats, and extending the Dáil sitting week from three to four days.
Deputy Phil Hogan has tabled a Dáil motion calling for the implementation of a Fine Gael plan to reform the Oireachtas.
A number of local politicians and election candidates have expressed their strong opposition to the reintroduction of third level fees.
Just two weeks ago, FF/Greens voted against a FG motion calling for eight junior ministers to be cut.
Deputy Phil Hogan told today’s Fine Gael Ard Fheis that his Party’s new environmental policy was about turning an unprecedented crisis into a golden opportunity.
Deputy Phil Hogan has called for increased accountability and more responsibility in local politics.
Councillor Catherine Connery has revealed that the Freshford sewerage scheme is ready to go to contract stage.
Fine Gael Deputy Phil Hogan has revealed that many of Kilkenny’s water system problems could be solved through EU funding.