Kenny plays it safe – and well

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail attach huge importance to the party leaders’ debate because the media imbues it with such significance.

19th May, 2007

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail attach huge importance to the party leaders’ debate because the media imbues it with such significance.

It is previewed for days in advance as ‘‘make-or-break’’, and is followed with detailed analysis of how it looked, rather than the detail of every word spoken.

In reality, the debate is too long and too stilted to engage ordinary voters who now consume most of their politics through...

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