Wednesday 7 December 2016

Coalition's best hope is that review parks controversy

Published 25/04/2015 | 02:30

Alan Dukes
Alan Dukes

After months of relatively plain sailing - with a slow but steady rise in the coalition's poll numbers on the back of strong economic figures - Fine Gael and Labour have suddenly been hit by a storm surrounding the sale of Siteserv.

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There has been some respite for them in the past couple of days. Firstly, with the appearance of Walter Hobbs, who oversaw the Siteserv process, on 'Primetime'. And then yesterday by the authority Alan Dukes' brought with a strong performance at his press conference and subsequent radio and television interviews.

Dukes is clearly furious with the Government over the terms of the review of the Siteserv sale. But he was emphatic in his assertion that the deal was the best that could have been done.

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