Fiach Kelly: Party leader must cull more TDs to avoid splitting vote
Published 01/02/2011 | 05:00
FIANNA Fail leader Micheal Martin said the party can no longer look at candidate selection through the prism of the 2007 General Election.
At the weekend, he acted on his belief that running two candidates in some constituencies could split the vote and leave the party with no seat.
He persuaded Cork North-Central TD Noel O'Flynn to retire and allow constituency colleague Billy Kelleher to have a clear run, but there are other constituencies where FF faces similar problems: