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Pat Leahy: Telling voters the government can easily make their lives better ri sks returning to auction politics.

8th December, 2013
The traditional demons of Irish politics - the willingness of politicians to spend public cash to get themselves re-elected - have not been banished.

Ministers, aides, TDs and ordinary delegates all agreed on one thing at last weekend's Labour Party conference in Killarney: it would have been a very different conference if it had taken place a fortnight earlier.

The mood at the National Events Centre and the adjacent Gleneagles Hotel was positively jaunty - remarkable for the party that has been through, by any standards, a torrid year, marked by resignations at all levels of the organisation and...

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