New FF leader has to hit the ground running
The new Fianna Fail leader's in-tray demands urgent attention on 10 points.
1. Urgently appoint a director of elections: The new leader needs to appoint an experienced party figure with a strategic mind to take command of operations.
2. Urgently conclude all conventions: Micheal Martin must immediately seek final assurances that all sitting TDs are committed to the imminent battle. Remaining conventions must be wrapped up and all candidates listed by Tuesday.