Monday 29 May 2017

Colette Browne: Fianna Fail are trying to depict Averil Power as an egotistical drama queen

Micheal Martin TD, Leader of Fianna F‡il Averil Power, Spokesperson on Political Reform, during a press conference on Political Reform at Fianna Fail's Election HQ, Dublin
Micheal Martin TD, Leader of Fianna F‡il Averil Power, Spokesperson on Political Reform, during a press conference on Political Reform at Fianna Fail's Election HQ, Dublin
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

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.

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