Big beasts are pushing each other’s buttons
Fianna Fáil sees Fine Gael’s crowing about ‘Votegate’ as opportunistic, while those outside the main two parties see it all as time-wasting
‘It’s the little things that trip you up,” a rural Fianna Fáil TD sighed.
As the rain fell softly on the Leinster House plinth on Thursday evening, the backbencher reflected on what had been a bruising week for the party. Only recently, Fianna Fáil TDs had been commenting on how they felt the party had rediscovered its mojo as it drew within touching distance of Fine Gael in the...
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