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Fine Gael learns eaten bread soon forgotten

Sarah Carey


Perhaps it is unfair of people to take a job for granted but the 2016 election result was the warning that jobs were not enough

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Opposition beckons: Leo Varadkar votes at Scoil Thomais in Castleknock, Dublin, on Saturday. Photo: PA

Opposition beckons: Leo Varadkar votes at Scoil Thomais in Castleknock, Dublin, on Saturday. Photo: PA

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Opposition beckons: Leo Varadkar votes at Scoil Thomais in Castleknock, Dublin, on Saturday. Photo: PA

You wouldn't blame Fine Gael's leaders for ruefully reflecting on the ingratitude of the citizenry.

One left-winger claimed on Sunday that Fine Gael had ruined the country. Ruined?

In 2012, unemployment was 16pc, now it's under 5pc. A budget deficit of 30pc has been transformed into a surplus. One-third of the millions of passengers through Dublin Airport are from the C3 and DE social demographic groups.