Tuesday 17 October 2017

It's do or die time for Martin, as Fianna Faíl leader seeks to take battle to rivals

In Martin, Fianna Fáil has the best TV performer of all the leaders – that matters in a campaign. Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency.
In Martin, Fianna Fáil has the best TV performer of all the leaders – that matters in a campaign. Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency.
Shane Coleman

Shane Coleman

In a couple of months, Fianna Fáil will mark the 90th anniversary of its founding - the next six weeks will dictate whether it is a celebration or a requiem.

Because, make no mistake, the party - the most successful in western Europe in that time - remains in a fight for survival.

It's a fight it should win. But a glance northward, and the fate of the beleaguered SDLP, demonstrates that nothing can be taken for granted.

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