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Fine Gael talks in an accent that doesn’t resonate with everyone

The Government is meeting this morning at City Hall, in Cork, but the symbolism of that venue would not protect it from a determined protest by farmers.

The price of beef and a putative €3bn cost for rural broadband are the political crosshairs and Fine Gael is in the sight line.

Then, there is the bigger picture: Brexit; a slowing economy in Germany; and increasing dependence on corporation tax. Local and European elections are three weeks from next Friday. 

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