Party not going down like Titanic, insists O'Donoghue
FORMER Ceann Comhairle John O'Donoghue last night insisted his embattled Fianna Fail party was not the Titanic, despite the recent spate of high-profile resignations.
He called on all Fianna Fail members to steady their nerves and look at what they could do for the constituents and for the country.
"I do not subscribe to the cynics' perception that members are jumping from the Titanic. While we are in unchartered waters, there is no iceberg, other than a cold coalition of incompetence in opposition," he said.
Mr O'Donoghue, who resigned as Ceann Comhairle in 2009 in the wake of controversy over his expenses, said he intended to fight hard in the General Election to win back the Fianna Fail seat in South Kerry.
He called on every member of the party to stand shoulder-to-shoulder to take on the challenge of the election and fight for every vote and every seat in the country.