Wednesday 26 July 2017

Fickle electorate has forgiven Fianna Fáil for mistakes of past

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin – but have voters forgotten about FF’s last stint in power? Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire...A
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin – but have voters forgotten about FF’s last stint in power? Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire...A
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As we sat down at our kitchen table on a leap day morning, eating our cornflakes, we sifted through several commentary pieces concerning the bloodbath faced by the outgoing Fine Gael/Labour administration. The electorate revolted and swung more to the left, forgetting about the past in relation to the 14 years Fianna Fáil were last in power.

I, for one, didn't vote for Fianna Fail and its leader Micheál Martin to get back into government. I haven't forgotten how it brought about the bank guarantee on that fateful September night back in 2008. We Irish are a fickle bunch, we seem to have forgotten about past mistakes.

Enda Kenny now faces questions about his leadership of Fine Gael, but I hope he is given a chance to keep the momentum going with the economic recovery. Yes, I know he is not a great orator or a great fighter, but at least he and Joan Burton have turned around the fortunes of most Irish citizens and hopefully given a chance that every household in Ireland will feel the recovery of the economy in their pockets.

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