Monday February 17, 2020

Back Room: Advisers play vital role in smoothing the coalition's path

In March last year some bright spark in Fine Gael decided that the party should ''celebrate'' its first 12 months in government with a photocall in Merrion Square based around cardboard stars to signify achievements.

15th December, 2013

In March last year some bright spark in Fine Gael decided that the party should ''celebrate'' its first 12 months in government with a photocall in Merrion Square based around cardboard stars to signify achievements. At the last moment it was abandoned when wiser heads realised how inappropriate it was. A withering Pat Rabbitte called it silly, but left it at that.

However, Fine Gael and government handlers have been thinking more strategically in recent weeks...

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