Wednesday 26 April 2017

Fianna Fáil problems began years before 2011

The late Seamus Brennan had publicly warned that the reputational damage of the 'Galway Races tent' was not worth the party donations it yielded
The late Seamus Brennan had publicly warned that the reputational damage of the 'Galway Races tent' was not worth the party donations it yielded
John Downing

John Downing

Many people within Fianna Fáil will tell you their problems took a turn for the worse around the June 2007 General Election

In hindsight they say that winning that third election in a row was a milestone on route to the tough place in which they find themselves now. Keen students of politics will remember that the party damn nearly lost that election and things only turned very belatedly in its favour.

As that election campaign was only limbering up, this writer went to see one of the party's kingpins in the southern half of the country.

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