Saturday 25 February 2017

Forced departure is a body blow to party facing many obstacles

John Downing

John Downing

Pat Carey
Pat Carey

It has been a strange and troubled few days behind the scenes in Irish politics generally - and Fianna Fáil in particular.

So we must stand back a little if we are to make sense of events which of necessity were mainly shrouded in secrecy.

At the centre of it all is Pat Carey, a Fianna Fáil activist for much of his adult life, and a popular elected representative in the north Dublin area since he was first elected to Dublin City Council 30 years ago, in 1985.

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