FF reform? Don't make me laugh
Published 03/02/2011 | 05:00
SO it's all change at Fianna Fail? New party leader Micheal Martin has been a Fianna Fail minister (including Health Minister) for the past 13 years while his party led the country into virtual bankruptcy.
The new deputy leader, Mary Hanafin, is the daughter of Senator Des Hanafin, Fianna Fail party fundraiser and treasurer in the Haughey era. She has been a minister or junior minister for over 10 years.
Mary Coughlan, Eamon O Cuiv, Senator Marc McSharry, Niall Collins, Barry Andrews all get frontbench posts -- and all entered politics through their family dynasties, which is a serious flaw of the political system and endemic in Fianna Fail.