Irish Election anti-Fine Gael?

Well I’m really enjoying Irish Election, but one of the posters is taking a slight anti-fg bias at the moment. So I’m going to try and right a few things!

Fine Gael ‘Stump Rallies’?

In this post he claims that ‘Fine Gael are rolling out something like the US-style rallies in the coming months to mobilise support before the Ard Fheis. ‘ based on an Irish Examiner story here

From my own point of view FG are reviving a political activity long dead in Irish politics!

Such mass meetings are a staple of US presidential elections but have gone into decline in Ireland over three decades. Fine Gael strategists say that by reviving the tradition Mr Kenny can deliver the party message directly and announce new policy measures.

The idea is similar to what we did at YFG’s National Conference last year, twas very American with the ‘In Enda We Trust’ posters!

Of course im not so sure about the negative campaigning aspect of the campaign that we are about to embark on, it could damage us more.

Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

2 thoughts on “Irish Election anti-Fine Gael?”

  1. irishelection is all about bias really. all our posters come with some sort of bias, I try to put out both my own and more balanced material.

    I have problems with negative campaigning but perhaps from the overall tone it didnt come across that the idea on stump rallies is a good one. Still good post in response, makes me think.

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