Monday 29 May 2017

Vote buying hasn't worked - watch as Coalition now tries bullyboy tactics

From left: Gerry Adams, Sinn Féin; Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Fine Gael; Tánaiste Joan Burton, Labour; and Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil at TV3’s Vote 2016 Leaders’ Debate in Dublin last week. Photo: Arthur Carron
From left: Gerry Adams, Sinn Féin; Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Fine Gael; Tánaiste Joan Burton, Labour; and Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil at TV3’s Vote 2016 Leaders’ Debate in Dublin last week. Photo: Arthur Carron
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

With just 10 days of campaigning left to go before people go to the polls, panic is beginning to set in among the Government parties.

Sunday's Red C opinion poll revealed that support for Fine Gael and Labour has dropped by five points, with the likelihood of the Coalition being returned to government appearing increasingly remote.

It wasn't supposed to be like this. Fine Gael and Labour had planned each day of the General Election campaign with military precision but their message has failed to resonate with voters.

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