Half-time in the election and Fine Gael brings on Bertie

The party is making a conscious effort to remind voters of Ahern’s time in office, but Fianna Fáil is accusing it of ‘Trump-style tactics’

27th January, 2020
Half-time in the election and Fine Gael brings on Bertie
Bertie Ahern: Micheál Martin was criticised for saying he would consult the former taoiseach about Brexit. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Fine Gael is bringing back the ghost of Bertie Ahern as it tries to recover at the midway point of the general election campaign.

The latest Business Post/Red C poll shows that the party is, in the words of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, “three points down” at half-time in this political hurling match.

Fine Gael’s support is at 23 per cent, down seven points, putting it behind Fianna Fáil on 26 per cent...

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