FG advisers meet top Tories to run rule over election tactics

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FG leader Enda Kenny’s  party has taken three lessons from the UK general election: discipline in the message; setting and dominating the agenda; and importance of social media. Photograph: The Irish Times

FG leader Enda Kenny’s party has taken three lessons from the UK general election: discipline in the message; setting and dominating the agenda; and importance of social media. Photograph: The Irish Times

A group of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s most senior advisers held a confidential meeting with senior British Conservative Party figures to study techniques for next year’s general election.

The high-level delegation from Fine Gael travelled to London in July following British prime minister David Cameron’s unexpected overall majority victory in the UK general election last May.

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