Thursday 17 October 2019

FG 'won't be overhauled until Kenny goes'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Picture: Gerry Mooney
Taoiseach Enda Kenny Picture: Gerry Mooney

Philip Ryan and Niall O'Connor

Fine Gael has been told political reforms which could boost its chances ahead of a general election cannot be put in place until a new leader is appointed.

At a parliamentary party meeting, Fine Gael general secretary Tom Curran told politicians a radical overhaul of the party would not be fully implemented until Taoiseach Enda Kenny is replaced.

Sources at the meeting said the intervention by Mr Curran was significant because it was the first time the future of the party was discussed since Mr Kenny announced his intention to step down.

Mr Curran was discussing recommended party reforms set out in two reviews of Fine Gael after the party's disastrous general election last year. The general secretary said decisions relating to market research would be left to the new Fine Gael leader.

Those anxious for Mr Kenny to step down as leader were buoyed by Mr Curran's comments.

Irish Independent

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