Re-election for coalition a tall order

Despite the strong economic performance of recent times, the government remains highly unpopular

22nd February, 2015
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Enda Kenny gives the opening address at the Fine Gael National Conference in the Theatre Royal, Castlebar on Friday Picture: Barbara Lindberg.

Delegates gathered this weekend in Castlebar for the Fine Gael national conference will be left in no doubt about the scale of the task facing them by this morning’s poll numbers, as they attempt what no Fine Gael-led government has ever achieved – re-election for a second term.

With Fine Gael stuck on 24 per cent, and Labour again slipping back to 7 per cent, the coalition is a lot closer to meltdown...

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