Colette Browne: Fianna Fail are trying to depict Averil Power as an egotistical drama queen
Published 26/05/2015 | 11:31
Fianna Fáil already has a lack of female politicians but its brutal treatment of former party Senator Averil Power following her resignation means that it is likely to have a continued lack of female supporters for the foreseeable future.
Following her shock resignation from the party yesterday, the rag-tag remnants of Fianna Fáil closed ranks and launched a co-ordinated attack depicting her as an egocentric drama queen with a surfeit of ambition and a lack of political class.
Ms Power prefaced her swansong from the party she has been a member of for 15 years by saying she had no personal animosity towards party leader Mr Martin – but she had serious issues with his style of leadership.