Thursday 8 December 2016

FG clear favourite to win election, but wavering voters still have their doubts

There is a mood of unease in the main coalition party caused by a challenging response on the doorsteps

Published 24/01/2016 | 02:30

CONFIDENCE KNOCKED: Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny at the party’s Ard Fheis in Citywest Hotel, Dublin. Photo: Gerry Mooney
CONFIDENCE KNOCKED: Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny at the party’s Ard Fheis in Citywest Hotel, Dublin. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Like Fianna Fail last weekend, Fine Gael has had a good Ard Fheis and is in prime position to win more seats than any other party in the election and lead the next government.

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So why is there still an air of anxiety within the party?

It may be down to general nervousness before any election, but it seems to be more guttural than that: indications that Fine Gael looks set to lose anything up to 20 seats is probably also contributing to the relative unease.

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