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Housing will be the key general election battleground

One issue has dominated this month’s by-election campaigns and it spells trouble for Fine Gael

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

25th November, 2019
Fine Gael’s campaign slogan in 2016 irritated many voters who felt left behind. Any attempt to defend its record on housing may have the same effect. Picture:

Want to know what issue is going to dominate next year’s general election?

It’s housing. While the past month’s by-election campaign has been dominated by the fallout from comments by Verona Murphy and Lorraine Clifford-Lee – remarks for which the candidates have apologised – any canvasser will tell you that these controversies were not the number one issue on the doors....

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