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Election 2016: Tonight's seven-way debate is a big chance for the minnows

But the big fish must avoid being reeled in, writes Pat Leahy

15th February, 2016
The stage is set Pic: RTE.ie

I'm in Limerick for the second televised debate of the election campaign, this time between seven party leaders.

Yes, seven – tonight's debate includes the four big parties and also representatives of Renua, the Social Democrats and the Anti Austerity alliance-People before Profit group. Only one of the small parties has a recognised leader (Renua's Creighton); the other two are primes inter pares, or they drew the shortest straw. Another small party the Greens do...

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