Wednesday 22 November 2017

Sam Smyth: Brian Lenihan the ultimate loser in Fianna Fail's most uncivil war

Brian Cowen won his battle for the leadership battle and Micheal Martin resigned from government - but Brian Lenihan was the ultimate loser in the escalating uncivil war in Fianna Fail.

After his vote of confidence Mr Cowen will command his party's campaign through the general election, but Mr Martin moved into pole position to lead them in opposition.

No longer shackled to Mr Cowen in cabinet, Mr Martin is now free to woo the TDs who didn't believe he was ready to become master and commander of Fianna Fail.

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