Kenny in need of a confidence trick

Fine Gael is still showing strongly in the polls, but George Lee’s resignation has raised fresh fears over the leadership qualities of Enda Kenny

13th February, 2010

The greatest fear in Fine Gael is that they’ll blow it. Consistently leading Fianna Fáil in opinion polls for more than a year and the largest party of local government, Fine Gael stands poised for a historic breakthrough.

This breakthrough would remake the political landscape of Ireland, and see Fine Gael achieve an electoral supremacy over Fianna Fáil that this generation’s forefathers could scarcely have imagined in their wildest dreams. Indeed,...

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