Local election fears as TDs are put under pressure

Coalition TDs fear a political backlash at next year’s local elections as government cutbacks begin to bite.

12th July, 2008

Coalition TDs fear a political backlash at next year’s local elections as government cutbacks begin to bite.

Progressive Democrats councillors, who are already feeling the squeeze of the party’s meltdown and questions over its leadership, will find themselves under particular pressure next June.

The leader of the Progressive Democrats, Senator Ciaran Cannon, was on annual leave in France during last week’s fiscal policy announcement, so failed to participate in public debates...

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