Review: Cut and thrust of the party leaders

The election campaign, even before Thursday’s Ahern-Kenny debate, had been growing snappy, yappy and fraught. Brian Cowen had begun to snarl under pressure.

19th May, 2007

The election campaign, even before Thursday’s Ahern-Kenny debate, had been growing snappy, yappy and fraught. Brian Cowen had begun to snarl under pressure.

Willie O’Dea and Brian Hayes were tartly told they were acting like schoolboys by Miriam O’Callaghan on Prime Time (RT€1), with Hayes at one stage correcting O’Dea’s pronunciation of Fine Gael (Fine as in ‘Fine day’).

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