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FG loses ground as Murphy ‘disaster’ puts Varadkar under more pressure

The ongoing controversy around Fine Gael’s Wexford by-election candidate has seen the party‘s support drop by two points, while its main rivals are holding steady

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

24th November, 2019
Leo Varadkar speaking to the media at Government Buildings in Dublin

Until quite recently, morale in Fine Gael had been high due to Fianna Fáil’s well-publicised difficulties with its double-voting TDs in the Dáil chamber. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was also having to come to the aid of its Dublin Fingal by-election candidate Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee after some of her questionable past tweets were dredged up.

But during the taking of this latest Business Post/Red...

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