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Fionnan Sheahan: FF members must face up to reality of party's unpopularity

Fionnan Sheahan Political Editor

Published 30/08/2011 | 05:00

FIANNA Fail leader Micheal Martin only has to convince an internal audience of his decision not to run a presidential election candidate -- the public don't really care.

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Mr Martin has taken the view that running a candidate for the sake of it won't help the party in the long run.

Indeed, he even went as far yesterday as to suggest that in the unlikely event of a Fianna Fail candidate winning, it wouldn't actually benefit.

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