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On the doorsteps: The ‘bogeyman’ is coming for your vote

More welcomes for Barry Cowen than 2011, but still much scepticism

14th February, 2016
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Fianna Fáil's PJ Lynam and Barry Cowen meet Austin Walsh (left), while canvassing in Durrow, Co OffalyJames Flynn

Barry Cowen has just been offered a Faustian pact in the kitchen of an Offaly farmhouse. The owner of the house has told the Fianna Fáil environment spokesman that he’s an avowed Fine Gael supporter – but there’s a kicker.

“If I thought you’d join with Fine Gael, I’d give you the first preference,” he says.

In a difficult position, Cowen kicks for...

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