Friday January 24, 2020

Stuttering start to election campaign for coalition parties

Early days marred by behind-the-scenes divisions over debates and campaign strategy

7th February, 2016
Kenny at official launch of Fine Gael’s campaign last week Pic: Barry Cronin

A series of behind-the-scenes disagreements between Fine Gael and Labour led to last week’s botched beginning of the general election campaign which put the government parties on the back foot, according to sources in both campaigns.

The disagreements early last week centred on whether the two party leaders would agree to participate in RTE’s seven-way television debate in Limerick tomorrow week, and the extent of joint events between the two parties proposed during...

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