Sunday 25 June 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: FF in dire need of reform - no matter who is leader

Outside the meeting room, the rest of the country was debating whether Brian Cowen was potentially "dru-nk or hungover" during an interview.

But inside the Ardilaun Hotel at the end of their think-in last September, Fianna Fail TDs and senators were being briefed on the party's masterplan to fightback ahead of the 2012 General Election.

The party's internal research was saying Fine Gael and the Labour Party had not closed the deal and a large chunk of voters lost since the last general election could still be won back

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