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Government-in-waiting must learn to play a canny game

Some in Fine Gael make a grim virtue of its inherited internal culture of the hairshirt and prudence. After all, with the exception of John Bruton’s lucky break in the mid-1990s, Fine Gael has had the misfortune to have spent most of its time in gove

18th July, 2009

Some in Fine Gael make a grim virtue of its inherited internal culture of the hairshirt and prudence. After all, with the exception of John Bruton’s lucky break in the mid-1990s, Fine Gael has had the misfortune to have spent most of its time in government when economic conditions were dire, especially in the mid-1970s and 1980s.

In that austere tradition of the party, the report of An Bord Snip Nua...

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