The year in politics: Kenny, the alternative taoiseach?

{ "#" : "The past year has been one of contrasting fortunes for the opposition." , "b" : "FINE GAEL:"}

25th December, 2004

{ "#" : "The past year has been one of contrasting fortunes for the opposition. However, there is no doubt that the opposition party that will feel happiest this Christmas is Fine Gael." , "b" : "FINE GAEL:"}

Consider where the party was 12 months ago. While it hovered at around its disastrous general election level of 22 per cent in the polls, Enda Kenny's approval rating was lower than that of his predecessor Michael Noonan. He had failed to...

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