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Fionnan Sheahan: How Big Phil got it wrong twice in a row

Published 28/03/2012 | 05:00

THIS weekend should have been his crowning glory -- master of ceremonies at the first Fine Gael Ard Fheis in 15 years with the party in government.

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Instead, Phil Hogan's standing has taken a battering over the €100 household charge and his handling of sensitive issues as Environment Minister has caused tensions with the Labour Party.

He remains a close confidante of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fine Gael backbenchers are loyal to him, but his troubles are mounting as he fights battles on several fronts.

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