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Fionnan Sheahan: Opposition scents blood over Greens' stag party

Published 25/06/2010 | 05:00

FIANNA Fail figures were expressing admiration last week for the manner in which Phil Hogan had fought off the challenge of Fine Gael's well-heeled yet politically naive frontbench elite in the leadership heave against Enda Kenny.

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Nobody on the Fianna Fail benches was so starstruck yesterday, however, when Big Phil turned his guns on them over their support for the Green Party's animal-welfare legislation.

Throwing salt on the wound, he said there was an "anti-rural bias" to Environment Minister John Gormley's "narrow political agenda", which was "ideologically driven" and had nothing to do with the broader public interest.

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