Published 26/01/2011 | 05:00
How they're selling themselves to the party faithful
- Fianna Fail must be completely reformed and reorganised after the election.
- He demonstrated leadership last week by taking on Brian Cowen in the confidence vote.
- He has a history of standing up to vested interests -- such as the tobacco lobby when he introduced the smoking ban.
- The task of leading Fianna Fail must soon pass to a younger generation, but he will rebuild the party after the election.
- Has the economic experience to lead in an election where the economy will be central issue.
- He would be "a straight-talking, decisive moderniser in the Lemass mould".
Eamon O Cuiv:
- Rebuild the party from its grassroots.
- Says he has understanding of urban and rural Ireland, having spent his childhood in Dublin and adult life in Galway.
- Jokes that he belongs to the "left wing" of Fianna Fail and believes the party ethos should be about "ordinary people" not the "great and the good".
- Fianna Fail should have a balanced approach between social and economic issues.
- She would travel throughout the country to rebuild the party after the election.
- Encourage more young people and women to get involved to make FF a "movement" not just a party.