Fionnan Sheahan: FF's difficulties go beyond their leader
Published 14/01/2011 | 05:00
Taoiseach Brian Cowen yesterday brought up his own leadership with his own party, even though nobody actually brought up his leadership with him.
Mr Cowen spent hours in Government Buildings consulting with senior ministers who were ringing around backbenchers assessing the lie of the land.
Fianna Fail backbenchers reported getting phone calls from Tony Killeen, Mary Coughlan and John Curran sussing them out ahead of the meeting.