Thursday February 27, 2020

Matt Cooper: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

If left outside the tent, Fianna Fáil could shower liquid as toxic as Irish Water on Fine Gael

6th March, 2016
Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin during the RTE leaders’ debate: Fine Gael has much to be wary of in any coalition with Fianna Fáil Picture: Maxwell

Some of the top strategists in Fine Gael come from private sector business backgrounds. So in assessing a potential coalition with Fianna Fáil, as one of the few potentially workable options arising from the general election result, they should refer to the bookies at Paddy Power, but not for odds.

The recent merger between Paddy Power and Betfair is a useful pointer as to how things often work out unexpectedly for those involved...

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