Friday January 17, 2020

Fine Gael banks on Brexit as election campaign kicks off

Martin indicates Fianna Fáil will target government’s record on housing and health

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

14th January, 2020
Leo Varadkar said his party had a plan for ‘fairer taxes’. Picture: Leah Farrell/

Fine Gael will attempt to fight the general election on the back of its successful handling of Brexit so far, urging voters to trust the party to finish the job.

Leo Varadkar ended days of fevered speculation by announcing that the election will be held on Saturday, February 8, triggering an immediate battle between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil regarding what grounds the election should be fought on.

While Micheál Martin attempted to focus...

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