Monday February 17, 2020

Fine Gael’s difficulty could be Labour’s opportunity

The smaller left-wing parties are unlikely to perform well in this election, but there is a potential way back for Labour after its 2016 disaster

19th January, 2020
The Social Democrats had a disappointing performance in the by-elections. Picture: Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Pep Guardiola and Leo Varadkar shared more than a birthday yesterday. Both men, although accustomed to success, face into an uncertain 2020. Manchester City and Fine Gael have both won back-to-back national titles for the first time. Winning three-in-a-row is an altogether more daunting challenge.

Varadkar told his troops at the party’s presidential dinner that he was “looking to do something historic and win three in a row”. He would be well advised to take note...

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