The new leader of Fine Gael and the leader of the opposition to the Fianna Fáil government Dr Garret FitzGerald outlines his plans.
Garret FitzGerald spoke to RTÉ News about his political priorities, selecting a front bench, and the reshaping of the organisation of the Fine Gael party. He also discusses Fine Gael's future position in relation to coalition with the Labour party.
Leaving open the option of coalition and being prepared to go into government with them again if the opportunity arose...
Garret FitzGerald was appointed to the leadership following the Fine Gael defeat by Fianna Fáil in the June 1977 general election and the resulting resignation of former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave as leader of the party.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 1 July 1977.