John Drennan: Rebel TD declares war on Taoiseach
McGuinness warns ministers to take lead -- or risk extinction of the party
Rebel Fianna Fail TD John McGuinness has declared war on the party leader saying that if the party's "officer class" doesn't depose Brian Cowen the backbenchers need to lead a revolt.
The former junior minister and longtime critic of the party leadership said he was "considering" the option of leading the challenge himself.
"I don't envisage myself winning, but it may encourage others to come forward," he said from his home in Kilkenny yesterday.