Distractions over, FG must now get down to EU business

As distractions go, the presidential election was anything but a welcome one for Fine Gael or the Taoiseach. Fine Gael's handlers can spin as much as they want about Gay Mitchell not being Enda Kenn

30th October, 2011

As distractions go, the presidential election was anything but a welcome one for Fine Gael or the Taoiseach.

Fine Gael's handlers can spin as much as they want about Gay Mitchell not being Enda Kenny's preferred choice as candidate. The reality is that the Taoiseach did nothing to halt the folly of running him. The blame for Fine Gael's disastrous showing lies with those at the top of the party.

Mitchell's nomination and Kenny's reluctance...

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