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Fine Gael to host party think-in later in Meath

Sep 13, 2021 08:09 By Shannonside News
Fine Gael to host party think-in later in Meath Fine Gael to host party think-in later in Meath
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The party has been hit with several issues in the last number of months.

Fine Gael TDs, Senators and MEPs will gather in Meath today for a two-day think-in ahead of the Dáil's return.

The Party's handling of the Katherine Zapppone debacle is expected to be raised as the Government faces in to a no-confidence motion in Simon Coveney.

Think-ins usually take place to plan strategy in the Dail for the months ahead but his one will be dominated by a number of issues that are causing concern in the Party.

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Firstly, the PR fiasco over the handling of the Katherien Zappone will dominate talks over the next two days.

The loss of the by Fine Gael in the Dublin Bay South by-election in July is also expected to be discussed and then there;s Leo Varadkar's popularity.

A behaviour and Attitudes poll for yesterday's Sunday Times puts him five points behind Alan Kelly of Labour and who trails Micheal Martin and Mary Lou McDonald.

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Fine Gael is down two points while the Government is down four with most people blaming Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar for their handling of the Katherine Zappone affair.

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