Sunday February 23, 2020

Martin and McDonald make most of low-energy debate

Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan struggle to make an impact as seven leaders jockey for limited speaking time

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
31st January, 2020
Micheál Martin got his messages on health and housing across. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The second-last leaders’ debate of this short general election campaign was much lower on energy than those that went before it.

That is not surprising. Most of the seven leaders on the Tonight Show debate on Virgin Media One have been burning up their energy as they criss-cross the country to help out candidates in various constituencies.

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin had a good night, though. He got his messages on health and...

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