Sunday 11 December 2016

Negativity has a place in election campaigns - but not pretence

Published 14/01/2016 | 02:30

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin
Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin

Let us call a spade a spade. Negative campaigning has its place in any election battle.

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You cannot expect to win with a mix of: "Here are my ideas - and God bless the 'other crowd' - they have some good ideas too."

Fianna Fáil has chosen to put its emphasis on fairness and better quality of public services. Fine Gael decided to run a campaign mainly based on putting more money in people's pockets.

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