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Fiach Kelly: Northside rebels fail to scupper Blueshirt deal

Fiach Kelly

Published 07/03/2011 | 05:00

VIVE la northside resistance, bud! It was up to a small band of Labour rebels from north of the Liffey to liven up yesterday's special party conference to ratify the coalition deal with Fine Gael.

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Even though speakers arguing for and against coalition were given equal time, it seemed as if the pro-Blueshirt forces were winning out.

And then Tommy Broughan, truculent TD for Dublin North-East, stood up and savaged the idea of coalition with Fine Gael.

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