Shock news: yes, there are conservatives in Fine Gael

Shock news: yes, there are conservatives in Fine Gael

The party members who attacked Young Fine Gael president Killian Foley-Walsh for attending a right-wing conference in the US seem to have forgotten the USP of their own organisation

‘Dog bites man – not news. Man bites dog – news.” So goes the old adage about journalism. By that standard, one of the running stories last week was not an obvious candidate for scoop of the year.

The president of Young Fine Gael, Killian Foley-Walsh, was revealed to have attended the National Conservative Student Conference in Washington DC. “Young Irish conservative attends conference for young American conservatives” would not have been a headline to gladden an...

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