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Thread: Are Fine Gael Irrelevent?

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    Default Are Fine Gael Irrelevent?

    With the collapse in the Labour/Fine Gael alternative have Fine Gael finally become irrelevant?

    They have had 3 years experience from the last 20 years of government.

    The Progressive Democrats have more combined ministerial experience than the entire Fine Gael Front Bench combined.

    Lesson number one: if you want to be in government and have a real affect on the running of your country then do NOT join Fine Gael.

    Lesson number two: if you want to spend your life on the opposition benches shouting across at those who actually have the real power then join Fine Gael.


    Irrelevent? Absolutely.

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    Nope, but your party will soon be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fr. Hank Tree
    Nope, but your party will soon be

    Perhaps you tell me what its like then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiker
    With the collapse in the Labour/Fine Gael alternative have Fine Gael finally become irrelevant?

    They have had 3 years experience from the last 20 years of government.

    The Progressive Democrats have more combined ministerial experience than the entire Fine Gael Front Bench combined.

    Lesson number one: if you want to be in government and have a real affect on the running of your country then do NOT join Fine Gael.

    Lesson number two: if you want to spend your life on the opposition benches shouting across at those who actually have the real power then join Fine Gael.


    Irrelevent? Absolutely.
    This coming from a PDer is laughable.
    McDowell has condemned the PDs to complete irrelevance, in this election and in the medium term.
    Talks of a Christian Democratic party as the second largest party being irrelevant is wishful thinking at best.
    Ireland interests are best secured within a more dynamic EU. Vote YES to Lisbon.

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    Afraid i can't. It's a while since we were 1-2% in the polls and reliant on FF for our survival

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fr. Hank Tree
    Afraid i can't. It's a while since we were 1-2% in the polls and reliant on FF for our survival
    given the 3% margin of error the PD's could actually be -2% (or +5% i suppose)
    Enda Kenny on FF government: “We’re in this mess, not because Fianna Fáil policies have failed, but because they have succeeded.”

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    We will be setting up emergency PD membership stalls outside of the count centres for FG members who wish to join after the collapse of their party.

    Labour members can politely go and ****************************** themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fr. Hank Tree
    Afraid i can't. It's a while since we were 1-2% in the polls and reliant on FF for our survival

    Its been a while since your party was anything other than making up the numbers in Dail Eireann.

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    Dont bother rising to the bait boys.
    A PD'er ranting about other parties revelancy when
    (a) his own party are going down the tubes, and
    (b) his own candidate, Tom Morrissey a FG reject and constituency hopper, due to his own unelectability, will continue his fine form of coming nowhere near the business end of things next Thursday

    is ironic in the extreme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munion
    We will be setting up emergency PD membership stalls outside of the count centres for FG members who wish to join after the collapse of their party.

    Labour members can politely go and ****************************** themselves.
    You may as well look for TDs there whilst you're at it, cause you'll certainly need them after this election.
    Ireland interests are best secured within a more dynamic EU. Vote YES to Lisbon.

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