Brexit and the economy the key points as Fine Gael launches campaign in Monaghan

Brexit and the economy were the key points as Fine Gael launched its general election campaign in Monaghan today.

The party said it wanted to take the campaign outside of Dublin, and did so by going to Combilift.

The Taoiseach was joined by Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, Ministers Pascal Donohue, Helen McEntee and Heather Humphreys.

The slogan for the campaign is “A future to Look Forward to”, but the launch was very much a look back at what the party had achieved.

The holding of the launch at the forklift manufacturing plant wasnt understated, with the growth in jobs and security of business against the border and Brexit.

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney used the launch to highlight what the party did in terms of Brexit negotiations.

Local Minister Heather Humphreys reiterated the point made by the Taoiseach that Fine Gael is the right team to lead the country.

Referencing the confidence and supply partners, she said the opposition parties can’t be trusted to represent the country as effectively: