Sunday 19 August 2018

This one-man crusade makes little sense for Fianna Fail

Jim O'Callaghan is locked in the basement of Leinster House fighting Shane Ross on behalf of the legal elites

'But when it comes to Justice the party continues to flounder, with Jim O'Callaghan locked in the basement of Leinster House debating 190 amendments to a bill few care about except Shane Ross.' Photo: Tom Burke
'But when it comes to Justice the party continues to flounder, with Jim O'Callaghan locked in the basement of Leinster House debating 190 amendments to a bill few care about except Shane Ross.' Photo: Tom Burke
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Over the past fortnight the battle lines have been drawn for the next election. Fine Gael wants to paint Micheal Martin and his troops as an outdated party that doesn't 'get' Twitter videos, needs to do something about the Eighth Amendment and which might be tempted to get into bed with the Sinn Fein.

For its part, Fianna Fail is trying to fend off suggestions it could do business with Gerry Adams's "serpents" while labelling the Taoiseach as nothing more than a spin merchant.

Fine Gael is the party for people who get up early in the morning. But Fianna Fail is struggling to identify what it stands for.

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