Fine Gael should avoid promising the earth

Sometimes it’s the sheer audacity of Fianna Fail that gets to its opponents. Among Fine Gael in particular, it must hurt.

24th March, 2007

The party, whose electoral fortunes have never fully recovered from the patriotism of the Tallaght strategy, is being lectured again by Fianna Fail about electoral promises; the same party that drove the country into recession in the 1980s.

But ire can’t be allowed to cloud Fine Gael’s judgment - the party would do well to heed Brian Cowen’s warning. Next week, Fine Gael will become the final major party to unveil its pre-election thinking at...

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