FG stands on sidelines, not wanting to dirty its hands
Politicians may be wary of taking on Sinn Fein, but not all are as supine as those in Fine Gael
Listeners across the country surely did a double take yesterday as Fine Gael Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney, responding to the incoming election results on Newstalk, tried to blame the rise of Sinn Fein on the fact that they're not asked to "answer the hard questions".
Say what? This is a man who represents a party that not only fails to ask Sinn Fein the "hard questions", it fails to ask it any at all. Take a look at FG's own website. Endless press releases about limiting the amount of sugar which can legally be added to sweets, and stamping down on e-cigarettes; but when it comes to tackling Sinn Fein head on – not a dicky bird. But it's all someone else's fault?