Hugh O'Connell: Secret analysis gives Coveney edge on Varadkar among FG members

Number crunching of Red C Poll by Coveney camp gives early clue to level of support for leadership frontrunners

7th March, 2017
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There’s no vacancy and therefore no contest - but make no mistake, the race to be the next leader of Fine Gael is firmly underway.

Simon Harris yesterday ruled himself out and will likely back Simon Coveney, who along with Leo Varadkar is the only declared candidate in the unofficial race. Frances Fitzgerald continues to let her name circulate as a possible contender and don’t forget Richard Bruton who has repeatedly refused to...

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