Tuesday 12 December 2017

John Drennan: It's hell in the trenches for Soldiers of Destiny

The broken party's recent think-in was more like a wake than the usual love-in, writes John Drennan

EVEN before the Sunday Independent's Millward Brown/ Lansdowne poll showed Fianna Fail slipping behind Sinn Fein it was clear that unforgiven, indeed, is the party which, when it comes to its core Republican vote, finds that the candidate competing with Martin McGuinness is a 72-year-old stumbling career senator who makes the former US presidential candidate Bob Dole look like a habitual drinker at the fountain of youth.

Micheal Martin might have laughed through gritted teeth when, prior to the summer, I suggested Eamon O Cuiv rambling on about 'following in de footsteps of de grandfather' in a rain-drowned field in Oughterard would be the perfect Fianna Fail presidential candidate.

Poor Micheal isn't laughing anymore.

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