Budget is FF's last chance

Over the past few weeks, with a battered and bruised Fianna Fáil preparing for this weekend's ard fheis in Killarney, a story was doing the rounds in Government Buildings.

22nd October, 2005

Over the past few weeks, with a battered and bruised Fianna Fáil preparing for this weekend's ard fheis in Killarney, a story was doing the rounds in Government Buildings.

Two weeks into the last British general election campaign, earlier this year, things were looking bad for Tony Blair's government.

The campaign had failed to ignite; Blair was unpopular with voters, who were distressed by his decision to cleave to the foreign policy of...

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