Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Fine Gael to turn up heat on government

Fine Gael will maintain attacks on the government in the coming months.

The move is part of its initial strategy for the local and euro elections in 2009.

Fine Gael now finds itself in a four year cul-de-sac of Dail opposition but yet has to keep up a measured momentum to its attacks on the government to be seen to build on its previous electoral gains.

The local and euro elections of 2009 will be an acid test of the party's popularity and Enda Kenny's leadership and should show whether the party has regained the electoral credibility needed for government or punched above its weight last summer and in 2004.

The coming year will see Fine Gael laying the foundations for what it hopes will be consolidation at European level and gains at local level come 2009.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz