Sunday 23 April 2017

Niall O'Connor: Why Deirdre Heney's victory over Sean Haughey is good news for Fianna Fail

24 June 2015; Deirdre Heney, newly selected for Dublin Bay North for Fianna Fail. Clontarf Castle, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
24 June 2015; Deirdre Heney, newly selected for Dublin Bay North for Fianna Fail. Clontarf Castle, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Fianna Fail's Deirdre Heney
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

Fianna Fáil has been sent a clear and concise message by its members in Dublin Bay North this evening - it's now time to look forward.

Although Deirdre Heney's victory was wafer-thin, the Dublin City councillor is by far the best General Election candidate for a party trying desperately to shake off the ghosts of the past.

Ms Heney has, potentially, stopped in its tracks Sean Haughey's determined political comeback.

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