GERARD HOWLIN: Budget is in the past — now it’s time to focus on the election

There may be collaboration on the budget, but there is deadly political competition between the two big centre parties, writes Gerard Howlin.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the party's annual think-in. Picture: Conor McCabe Photography

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