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Willie Kealy: FF can find its voice by speaking for unprotected

The main opposition party seems to have abandoned the most vulnerable constituency,

Published 09/12/2012 | 05:00

THERE were, we were told, no winners in this Budget. You wouldn't know it from watching Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin.

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Enda's puppet-like performance conveyed exactly nothing, of course. But the others came across as having done a good job, with great regret, naturally, but quietly proud of their achievements.

Sometimes the pride was not so well disguised, like when Michael Noonan went head to head with Michael McGrath of Fianna Fail, and metaphorically patted himself on the back for a political job well done in vanquishing his young opponent.

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