I'm shamelessly lifting this from a piece Harry McGee has in the IT
Labour fears come to pass - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 05, 2012
At the height of the last GE campaign Labour, who were in full blown populist, say-anything-if-it-pulls-in-a-few-votes mode, suddenly turned their fire on FG - to deny them an overall majority. It was crazy stuff, because it was clear that Labour were going to choose to go into government with FG if the OM didn't materialise. And sure enough, it has come back to bite them:
Harry McGee ticks the boxes on the amount of FG election promises that have been kept in this budget
The tag line was that with Fine Gael, "every little hurts".
What the advertisement did not explain was what the Labour Party have in store for you in Government.
The answer to that was: exactly the same as Fine Gael have in store for you.
For despite its warning to citizens, every single one of the six hikes in the advertisement have come to pass, or will come to pass in the next year or so.