Saturday January 18, 2020

Homeless incident dominates Fine Gael campaign launch

Party attempts to reinforce its Brexit message but questions centre on injuries suffered by rough sleeper

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
15th January, 2020
Leo Varadkar is joined by senior ministers at the Fine Gael campaign launch at the Combilift forklift plant in Annagagh, Co Monaghan. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Fine Gael launched its general election campaign today and immediately ran into a row about homelessness services.

While the party repeatedly attempted to drive home its message that it is the only party that can be trusted to oversee Brexit, many of the media’s questions concerned the serious injuries sustained by a rough sleeper when his tent was removed by a Dublin City Council vehicle near the Grand Canal on Tuesday.

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