Tuesday September 29, 2020

Fine Gael ‘not panicking’ as time runs out

With Sinn Féin surging in the polls and Fianna Fáil already riding high, an appetite for change is in the air – which spells bad news for Leo Varadkar’s government

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

2nd February, 2020
Simon Coveney said his conference calls with Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe were “very important” for the party. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Every night for the last few weeks, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe have held a conference call to assess the state of Fine Gael’s general election campaign.

Their advisers listen in as they discuss the voter feedback from Fine Gael canvassing teams around the country, what needs to be adjusted or changed, and what the plan is for the days ahead.

As the Election...

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