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Fianna Fail more unforgiven than undead

The party didn't help its cause by raising so many political ghosts which it had hoped would stay buried

Published 25/05/2014 | 02:30

Michael Martin with Mary Hanafin
Michael Martin with Mary Hanafin
Mary Hanafin
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin

INTRIGUINGLY, one of the most shocking features for Fianna Fail TDs of their slightly desolate election campaign has been the rediscovery of the ongoing unforgiven status of the party.

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Of course, that might have been a lesser feature of the campaign had the party not raised so many political spooks from the past off its own bat.

Instead, the execrable "excuse me" dance with Mary Hanafin raised all of the political ghosts the Soldiers of Destiny had hoped to bury, by virtue of the less than inspirational policy of hiding in a corner being inoffensive to man, woman and beast.

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