Thursday August 6, 2020

Sinking feeling for Fine Gael as Green wave advances

Sinn Féin also see resurgence in Dublin Mid-West, but results pose a number of troubling questions for Taoiseach and Fine Gael as general election approaches

Michael Brennan

Political Editor


Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

1st December, 2019
Verona Murphy, the Fine Gael candidate, with Director of Elections, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan Picture:

The apparent end of Verona Murphy’s political career in Fine Gael was brutal and swift –and on live television. It was Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, who went on RTÉ‘ Six One News after a very disappointing day for his party.

Just last week, he had pledged that Murphy would be on the Fine Gael ticket for the general election in Wexford.

But now as Fine Gael’s director of...

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