- Jun 17, 2010
What was it that made Garret FitzGerald to be regarded as the best Fine Gael leader. Under FitzGerald's reign, Fine Gael won 70 seats, it's highest ever, in December 1982 and have not reached such dizzy heights since. Since FitzGerald's resignation as leader in 1987, many leaders have come and gone with mixed performances. He was much more popular than his Fianna Fail counterpart Charles Haughey, til the mid 80s that is. I wasn't around at the time so can people express to me why Garret stood out as the best amongst Fine Gael leaders. Did he perform well on media unlike wooden Enda or was it his personality?