Posts Tagged ‘Fine Gael’

Irish Labour defy voters to help Fine Gael implement Fianna Fail austerity programme

by Andy Newman.

Having ridden to power on the back of Fianna Fail’s unpopularity, the new Irish government is promising more of the same. Buried away as a throwaway line at page 16 of the 64 page coalition agreement it says: We believe it is appropriate, in order to enhance international credibility, to stick to the aggregate adjustment […]

Irish Labour’s desperate gamble

by Andy Newman.

As Fine Gael is set to form the next government of the Irish Republic, it is tempting to see the General Election as following the typical pattern of politics in the 26 counties, with power alternating between two conservative parties; Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. But the voting figures show a more complex pattern, with a drop […]

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