Monday 24 July 2017

Tensions rumble behind Fianna Fail united front

Brian Cowen has begun a last-gasp drive to save his leadership amid talk of a summertime heave by his Finance Minister Brian Lenihan. Both spoke this weekend on the issue to Daniel McConnell

Taoiseach Brian Cowen, right, will have to stave off the rumblings of a disgruntled backbench keen for the Finance Minister Brian Lenihan, left, to take control of both Fianna Fail and the country
Taoiseach Brian Cowen, right, will have to stave off the rumblings of a disgruntled backbench keen for the Finance Minister Brian Lenihan, left, to take control of both Fianna Fail and the country

It's half nine on Thursday night as I arrive at the Radisson Hotel in Golden Lane, central Dublin.

Fianna Fail is clearly here -- the line up of ministerial Mercs and garda drivers chatting outside are the tell-tale signs of that.

The occasion: a meeting of the Dublin FF party, and Taoiseach Brian Cowen is here to address his troops.

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