Forced departure is a body blow to party facing many obstacles
Published 13/11/2015 | 02:30
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.