FF on side of angels over vulture funds

Inside Politics: Party focuses on protection of mortgage holders amid concern over sale of billions of loans by Permanent TSB

Michael McGrath: In danger of  being offered a Fine Gael membership form.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Michael McGrath: In danger of being offered a Fine Gael membership form. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Leo Varadkar was just short of offering Michael McGrath a Fine Gael membership form during the usually combative Leaders’ Questions session earlier this week, as he effusively praised the Fianna Fáil finance spokesman’s work on vulture funds.

Fianna Fáil, off the back of a number of opinion polls giving Fine Gael a lead of as much as 11 points, knew it was on the right side of the political argument, as public concern mounted over the sale of billions of loans by Permanent TSB.

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