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Fionnan Sheahan: No end to chaos for FF after Martin's latest farce

Published 16/09/2011 | 05:00

A 72-year-old veteran Senator with conservative views wasn't exactly what Micheal Martin had in mind to represent the 'new Fianna Fail'.

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But the Fianna Fail leader found himself in a deepening farce surrounding his party's involvement in the presidential election last night.

Senator Labhras O Murchu didn't read Martin's script. A fortnight after seemingly putting the issue of the party's presidential hopes to bed, the vacuum was unexpectedly filled by the desire of some to have a Fianna Fail brand on the ticket.

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