FG denies success could damage the Rainbow alliance

Fine Gael director of elections Frank Flannery has dismissed claims that the party will take Labour seats on Thursday, leaving the Rainbow alternative short of numbers needed to form a government.

19th May, 2007

Fine Gael director of elections Frank Flannery has dismissed claims that the party will take Labour seats on Thursday, leaving the Rainbow alternative short of numbers needed to form a government.

Labour sources this weekend privately expressed concern that Fine Gael’s resurgence could reduce Labour seats from 21 to 19,while the larger party would fail to reach its stated target of 55 to 60 seats.

This would leave the Rainbow alliance short of an 83seat majority,...

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