Stags put FG out of hunt for a majority
Fine Gael has gained a significant number of seats in this election. However, for the scent of a stag they lost numerous votes that could have provided an overall majority.
As your columnist Ian O'Doherty and other letters to this paper stated, the proposed reversal of the hunting ban alienated many people who have compassion and respect for these regal animals.
Eamon Gilmore has stated that Labour will not support the reversal of the ban. Let us hope that his party will not renege on their commitment.