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Election 2016: Battleground for power

As polling begins across the country, Political Correspondent Michael Brennan breaks down Ireland's 40 constituencies

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
15th February, 2016
The big picture

Election 2016 is different in many ways. All parties are talking about the recovery instead of the deep recession that was in place in 2011.

The threat of more severe cuts to the public finances have receded and the debate is instead over “tax cuts versus public spending increases”.

The parties are all adjusting to a new political space. Fine Gael are trying to become the natural party of government and Labour are trying to...

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