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Leo Varadkar still in pole position, but Simon Coveney’s gaining ground with public

Despite a painfully slow start, Coveney still insists he can win the Fine Gael leadership race

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
28th May, 2017
Coronation or comeback?

Could the Fine Gael leadership race be turning into the tale of the tortoise and the hare? Leo Varadkar made a rapid-fire start in the contest, but his rival Simon Coveney is slowly starting to eat into his lead.

Today’s Sunday Business Post/Red C leadership poll shows that Varadkar is narrowly ahead, with 41 per cent of voters saying he would make the best Taoiseach, compared to 39 per cent for Coveney.

The poll...

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