Monday 16 July 2018

Kevin Doyle: Time for FF to light a match under Varadkar

Micheal Martin's party needs to start behaving like it is in opposition if it wants to halt Fine Gael's advance, writes Kevin Doyle

GET IN THE SWIM: Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin at the Courtmacsherry, Co Cork New Year’s Swim in aid of the local RNLI Lifeboat. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney
GET IN THE SWIM: Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin at the Courtmacsherry, Co Cork New Year’s Swim in aid of the local RNLI Lifeboat. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

January is a time for turning up the political heat.

After an arguably well-earned Christmas break, all sides should be setting out their stall for 2018 - and in this, a potential election year, the stakes are extra high.

Few in government thought they could ease their way into the New Year - but the perfect storm of a weather event, health and housing has handed the opposition an open goal into which it could fire the first shots.

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