Has the Department for Regional Development breached Purdah?

There is no doubt that with everybody (well, almost everybody) inside the same mandatory coalition, party advantage over your rivals is tougher than normal. Yesterday Eamon Ryan of the southern Greens announced that his party’s supporters should not feel obliged to support Fianna Fail candidates (not surprising when as Concubhar notes, even official FF Euro Candidates are becoming chló beag (or small print) Fianna Failers… But given the six week purdah on government announcements during the election campaign, Conall wonders if the Department for Regional Development have breached an important democratic convention…


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