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Blame game is on as Fianna Fáil hunts for Barry Cowen mole

Philip Ryan



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Minister Barry Cowen. Photo: Tom Burke

Minister Barry Cowen. Photo: Tom Burke

Minister Barry Cowen. Photo: Tom Burke

A blame game has kicked off in Fianna Fáil. TDs are turning on each other over the controversy surrounding Barry Cowen's drink-driving ban and his failure to acquire a full licence until he was 49.

Details of Mr Cowen's ban came at a time when there is a lot bitterness swirling around Taoiseach Micheál Martin's party, after TDs were left disappointed by his ministerial appointments.

Accusations are flying around about how details of a four-year-old traffic incident became public.