Thursday 20 July 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: Beleaguered leader challenges opponents to put up or shut up

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

TAOISEACH Brian Cowen attempted to take control of the Fianna Fail leadership crisis yesterday by putting it up to rebel TDs to vote him out.

Announcing he intended to stay on as party leader, Mr Cowen challenged the rebels to vote against a motion of confidence in his leadership.

After talking with most Fianna Fail TDs over recent days, Mr Cowen maintained he has enough support to win a secret ballot on his leadership.

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