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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