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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

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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