Election 2016: Tonight's seven-way debate is a big chance for the minnows

Election 2016: Tonight's seven-way debate is a big chance for the minnows
The stage is set Pic: RTE.ie

But the big fish must avoid being reeled in, writes Pat Leahy

I'm in Limerick for the second televised debate of the election campaign, this time between seven party leaders.

Yes, seven – tonight's debate includes the four big parties and also representatives of Renua, the Social Democrats and the Anti Austerity alliance-People before Profit group. Only one of the small parties has a recognised leader (Renua's Creighton); the other two are primes inter pares, or they drew the shortest straw. Another small party the Greens do...

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