Fionnan Sheahan: Boom to bust: FF's spectacular collapse mirrors failing economy
THE voters waited in the long grass and exacted their retribution. Only a week ago, Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin headed to his party heartland of Meath to appeal to his core supporters to back the party in a desperate bid to stave off some losses.
"This is old Fianna Fail," then local party TD Johnny Brady said as he introduced his leader.
The party was entering the general election with four TDs in the county's two constituencies of Meath East and Meath West, albeit with the two former ministers retiring.