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Election holds no fear for Fine Gael, Varadkar suggests

Taoiseach says Fine Gael-led coalition has a ‘really strong record to stand over’ as he heads for talks with Martin

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

9th January, 2020
Leo Varadkar in Marino: “There’s never a perfect time for an election.” Picture:

Fine Gael would not be worried about a general election in the coming weeks despite recent controversies, the Taoiseach has suggested.

Speaking hours after the Rural Independent group indicated that it would table a motion of no confidence in Simon Harris, the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar dismissed suggestions that negative publicity over Dara Murphy’s Dáil attendance, Verona Murphy’s comments on immigrants and the planned Royal Irish Constabulary commemoration would make him attempt to defer...

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