Wednesday 16 August 2017

FF dynasties at war over failed legacy

Public now seeing the extent to which Cowen and Lenihan ­distrusted each other as the Banking Inquiry hots up, writes Daniel McConnell

STRAINED SMILES: Conor Lenihan and Barry Cowen (pictured) are defending their brothers’ roles in the banking crisis
STRAINED SMILES: Conor Lenihan and Barry Cowen (pictured) are defending their brothers’ roles in the banking crisis
Daniel McConnell

Daniel McConnell

Last Thursday, as the sun shone down on the Leinster House plinth, two great Fianna Fail warring dynasties came face to face.

Former minister Conor Lenihan was ambling through the complex until he stopped and came into contact with Barry Cowen, sitting party TD and brother of former Taoiseach Brian.

"Who is that, ah, it is the man from the midlands," said Lenihan as he approached.

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