Wednesday 1 March 2017

The clue is in the party, not the leaders

Maddened by too much 'opposition', sometimes FG can't help opposing itself, writes Declan Lynch

AS I was away from my desk for a few weeks, I didn't involve myself totally in the latest developments in Fine Gael. But I kept myself broadly informed of the issues, as always. And, given the way it all turned out, I'm sort of glad I stayed in Ireland for the few weeks.

Otherwise I would have come back from some foreign country, and I'd be looking at Enda Kenny, still the leader of Fine Gael, but apparently a somewhat different Fine Gael.

No sign of Richard Bruton, or Leo Varadkar, or the other conservative, middle-aged people who are known in Fine Gael as The Young Turks.

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