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    Default FG Manifesto will deliver a better Ireland - Kenny

    Enda Kenny today launched Fine Gael's general election manifesto. The key points are:

    1. Create health services that work, ensuring that cost and capacity don't prevent people from getting treatment that is high quality, timely and close to home.

    2. Make our communities safer by focusing on victims' rights and making life a lot tougher for criminals.

    3. Spend taxpayers' money well, getting maximum value and sacking any Minister who spends carelessly.

    4. Support families as they deal with challenges of modern Ireland and transform education by incentivising innovation in schools to meet pupils' needs and focusing on outcomes.

    5. Build an environmentally-sustainable society, with renewable energy, transport, green housing and reduce our impact on global warming.

    6. Lower the cost of living on working families, making childcare, housing, and healthcare more affordable.

    7. Cut taxes for all taxpayers, with a focus on relief for families and first-time homebuyers, and ensure Ireland's strong economy and jobs are not put at risk by complacency or lack of competitiveness.

    8. Manage Ireland's immigration system in a way that is good for immigrants and good for the Irish by establishing clear rights and responsibilities for immigrants.

    9. Protect rural Ireland to ensure vibrant communities, a modern and sustainable farming industry and an equitable distribution of wealth throughout the country.

    10. Promote peace on the island, work with our European partners and strengthen our international reputation.


    Summary on Fine Gael website

    Link to the full manifesto to be added when available

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    A fine manifesto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcguirkj
    A fine manifesto.
    It's a bit samey though, isn't it?
    Nothing will motivate the lazy / apathetic / Americanised / west-British types to embrace their culture and the Irish language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor
    Quote Originally Posted by mcguirkj
    A fine manifesto.
    It's a bit samey though, isn't it?

    What would you prefer - crackpot stuff just for the sake of being different?
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    For Fine Gael it's stead as she goes as it seems FG can't lose either way - we will definetely win more seats and even if we dont get into gov it seems unlikely a stable FF gov can be formed so it could be like in 87 only then Enda K just needs a bit more patience.

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    just been to FF website and they only have about 4 lines of Critisim about the whole Manafesto

    "The Fine Gael Manifesto is a blueprint for economic and social regression.

    Implementation of the Fine Gael Manifesto would deliver 1,000 less Gardai onto our streets and 1,500 less acute beds in our hospitals, than the Fianna Fáil option.

    The Irish people are more ambitious than that.

    This Manifesto is a blueprint for economic regression."

    http://www.fiannafail.ie/article.phpx?t ... ews%20Item

    It is quite funny that this economic critic is coming from the man that was an integral part of the 1977 FF manefesto that nearly bankrupted the country.

    - If that's all they can come up with, it is fairly lame critisim, and considernig FF reputation on delivering public services makes the main bulk of their arguement is null and void.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hiding behind a poster
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcguirkj
    A fine manifesto.
    It's a bit samey though, isn't it?

    What would you prefer - crackpot stuff just for the sake of being different?
    No, no, it's a pretty enough manifesto. Just a bit boring though. Doesn't really say an awful lot about what it'd do differently.

    I'm sure the full document will be far more electrifying.
    Nothing will motivate the lazy / apathetic / Americanised / west-British types to embrace their culture and the Irish language.

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    Anyone hear Sean O'Rourke on the news today ask THE question that Enda should have been asked long time ago. Why if Garret the Good and John Bruton did not think the should have had a senior ministry when he was in Government,why should the electorate trust him with the highest office of all? His main achievement in Government was the Tourism Task Force Report of 1992 - how many posters remember this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfkf
    "The Fine Gael Manifesto is a blueprint for economic and social regression.

    Implementation of the Fine Gael Manifesto would deliver 1,000 less Gardai onto our streets and 1,500 less acute beds in our hospitals, than the Fianna Fáil option.

    The Irish people are more ambitious than that.

    This Manifesto is a blueprint for economic regression."
    bloody hell thats a pathetic response

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    Did anyone see the FG posters with the slogans about being tougher on crime and promising more difficult bail for criminals. Someone needs to explain to Enda about the system of justice we have here called Due Process. Now due process exists everywhere in the developed world and it's based on the idea of an individual's right to a fair and public trial properly conducted, the right to be heard at his trial and the right to an impartial jury.

    Someone needs to explain to Enda that in the eyes of the law a person isn't a criminal until after they are convicted, so his tough talk about making bail tougher for criminals is ridiculous. Enda you muppit, they aren't criminals until after they are convicted. In the eyes of the law they are innocent until they are proved guilty, and as innocent people they are entitled to bail.
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