Saturday 19 August 2017

Kevin Doyle: Carey resignation brings unease within FF to the surface

Pat Carey has stepped down from his position as director elections for Fianna Fail
Pat Carey has stepped down from his position as director elections for Fianna Fail
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Even when he was being savaged by Pat Rabbitte on 'Prime Time' for having "destroyed this economy", Pat Carey was still regarded as one of the good guys.

His re-emergence during the Marriage Equality referendum was not expected in political circles but it proved a major coup for Fianna Fáil who faced criticism they weren't fully committed to the Yes side.

Mr Carey spoke about coming out as gay in his sixties, about having a partner for the past four years and about why he felt equality was such a big issue.

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