Thursday 8 December 2016

It’s still too soon in campaign for risks

Published 12/02/2016 | 02:30

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams TD at the first General Election 2016 TV and radio debate on TV3. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams TD at the first General Election 2016 TV and radio debate on TV3. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD at the first General Election 2016 TV and radio debate on TV3. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin TD at the first General Election 2016 TV and radio debate on TV3. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie
Tanaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton TD at the first General Election 2016 TV and radio debate on TV3. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

It was loud, but the level of "boxing" said it's still too early to take risks - much less go for broke as a fortnight of campaigning lies ahead.

  • Go To

Election 2016's first leaders' debate on TV3 was engaging for anoraks, and showed some flashes of old-style aggression. But it lacked popular zing.

Arguments rehearsed by Enda Kenny, Joan Burton, Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams were ventilated all through week one at their party launches.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Read More

Don't Miss

Editor's Choice