Thursday 27 July 2017

New money beats old money in Fine Gael as Big Phil chalks up a third Taoiseach

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan Picture: Collins
EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan Picture: Collins
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

Fair play to Cute Auld Phil all the same. That's a third Fine Gael leader who owes him an enormous debt of gratitude for making it to the Taoiseach's office by fending off internal challenges.

The incompetence of the opponents each time helped.

First, there was John Bruton and the heave in February 1994 by Charlie Flanagan, Jim Higgins, Jim O'Keeffe and Alan Shatter.

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