Sunday 23 July 2017

FF's out of purgatory, but salvation must wait

THE full extent of the decimation of Fianna Fail was vividly illustrated two years ago this week, when the remnants of the party took their seats in the Dail chamber.

Where traditionally the party filled nearly half the space, suddenly Micheal Martin and his group of TDs were just a small block on the opposition benches.

Only one in four of them made it back, with the late Brian Lenihan at the time being the only TD from Dublin and no women in their ranks.

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