Monday 27 February 2017

Fine Gael's political poker playing is a stunt House of Cards' Frank Underwood would be proud of

Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood in ‘House of Cards’
Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood in ‘House of Cards’

IT'S rare that you can make any sort of comparison between US political drama 'House of Cards' and Irish politics.

However Enda Kenny and Fine Gael's perfectly executed political plan over the last 48 hours would even impress devious Frank Underwood.

The media management and strict adherence to a simple message by Fine Gael had Fianna Fail on the back-foot from the beginning, and went off without a hitch.

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