Wednesday 18 January 2017

John Drennan: FF has to seize its final chance to reverse junk status

The party must realise that it can no longer represent all the vested interests in our society, writes John Drennan

Published 24/07/2011 | 05:00

Even before Enda trotted back from Europe with the billion in his paws it had, once again, not exactly been the best of weeks for Fianna Fail.

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If FF wants to know why it has the support of 18 per cent of the electorate and a Fine Gael party, which has stolen all of its old clothes, is at 38 per cent, one comparison should provide them with a simple answer.

Enda Kenny may have been putting a dying empire to the sword when he warned the Vatican that unless it behaved itself on Irish soil, it would suffer a similar fate to the snakes. But the self-respect of the Republic, and of the victims of our fifth column of Vatican-supported clericalists, meant such a warning was an act of political necessity.

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