Saturday February 22, 2020

Elaine Byrne: What on earth has happened to the Fine Gael campaign?

Style does not suit Kenny, a formidable one-to-one canvasser

21st February, 2016
has Enda Kenny steered the election campaign in the wrong direction for Fine Gael? Pic: RollingNews.ie

‘We didn’t help ourselves at the start.” Understatement of the year by Jamie Heaslip, who seemed dazed and confused in his post-match interview last October.

The expectations of a historic Rugby World Cup semi-final weighed heavy on Irish shoulders. It was not to be. Argentina stormed to a 17-0 lead inside the first quarter of an hour. Ireland had again choked on the big stage.

“Ireland were too narrow in defence...

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