Friday 21 July 2017

Martina Devlin: Taoisigh past throw their long shadows in 'mafia' territory

Fianna Fail councillor Mary Fitzpatrick canvassing on the Navan Road, Dublin, yesterday
Fianna Fail councillor Mary Fitzpatrick canvassing on the Navan Road, Dublin, yesterday
Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

Voters insisted it was high time Bertie's faction was cut down to size

THE shadows of two Fianna Fail Taoisigh filtered across the campaign trail yesterday. The first was to be expected, since the canvass took place in Bertie Ahern's constituency, but the second was more surprising.

Eamon de Valera was resurrected -- briefly but reverently -- as two householders shared their memories of him, while Fianna Fail candidate Mary Fitzpatrick pounded the beat in Dublin Central.

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