Economics to the fore in election build up

Seamus Brennan, that troubadour from elections past, said last week that Fianna Fail would need to restore the focus on the economy if it were to prosper at the next election.

20th August, 2005

Seamus Brennan, that troubadour from elections past, said last week that Fianna Fail would need to restore the focus on the economy if it were to prosper at the next election. There was, he was reported as saying, a media determination to present that election as a close-run thing.

The easy assumption is that Brennan is right. Buoyed by a successful economy in 2006 and 2007, coupled with SSIA fruitions, many commentators have speculated that...

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