Irish leadership contest to be two-horse race

He has kept Ireland waiting far longer than initially expected, but Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s inevitable resignation finally came yesterday afternoon. The competition to succeed him both as leader of the Fine Gael party and head of the country’s minority government will be a two-horse race between Housing Minister Simon Coveney and Social Protection Minister Leo […]

Turnaround for Fine Gael as Sinn Fein surge ends

There has been a massive shift since mid-March in the Republic of Ireland’s voting intentions according to today’s Behaviour & Attitudes poll for the Sunday Times. Having been clearly behind Fianna Fail for many months, and even slipping into third behind Sinn Fein in March, minority governing party Fine Gael have somehow hauled themselves into […]