John Drennan: Fate of Fianna Fail rests on 16 key constituencies
Published 20/02/2011 | 05:00
AS Fianna Fail plummets in the polls, more than a dozen key constituencies will decide whether it can exist as a viable party after the next election.
Astonishingly, having already lost its Taoiseach a week before the campaign began, Fianna Fail is now perilously close to losing the current Tanaiste's Dail seat.
In what senior political observers called a "seismic'' development, Mary Coughlan is believed to be in real danger of losing her seat to independent candidate Thomas Pringle.