Division Bell: Fear, not gratitude, may keep coalition in power

Voters may find themselves swayed by Fine Gael and Labour claims that they are the best people to manage Ireland's fortunes, writes Pat Leahy.

18th May, 2013
The economy is gradually and painfully recovering.

As things stand, Fine Gael and Labour should probably win the next election. Of course, it's impossible to see a few weeks ahead in politics, but the big questions (such as: who governs) tend to be decided by big things (such as: the state of the economy, people's expectations for the future), rather than by the scandal of the week or the soap opera aspects of politics.

The economy is gradually and painfully recovering. Last...

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