Support for FG can’t be taken for granted

After recent scandals and the positive reaction to its Brexit stance fading, will the public give Fine Gael a wake-up call soon

24th February, 2019
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What a couple of weeks Fine Gael has had in the run-up to this poll. The nurses’ strike and the huge overrun in costs for the National Children’s Hospital have put Leo Varadkar’s government under the kind of pressure not seen for some time, and certainly not since the 8th Amendment referendum last May.

After Varadkar took over the leadership of Fine Gael in June 2017 and became taoiseach, the...

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