John Drennan: FF needs new ethos to find way back
The Haughey gene ravaged FF, but now it's rampant on the political landscape there's for hope for its first victim, says John Drennan
In the wake of election 2011, for a brief delusionary period, it was possible to believe that what Enda Kenny famously called "a democratic revolution" had occurred among the dreary grey steeples of Irish politics.
The unprecedented strength of the Government of all the Grumpy Old Men meant that we could, after decades of social partnership, now dream of living under an administration which would not be in hock to the vested interests that destroyed the State.
Meanwhile, the motley crew that constituted our opposition provided us with an equally fascinating landscape, because of the decision of the voters to throw Fianna Fail out of government and opposition.