Battered Fianna Fáil has no stomach for a heave in a pandemic
Even with party support at an all-time low in last week’s poll and its active membership down to 11,000, Éamon Ó Cuív’s call for a new leader has not been taken up as a rallying cry within Fianna Fáil
As he surveyed the wreckage of Fianna Fáil’s general election campaign back in 2011, Batt O’Keeffe didn’t mince his words.
“It’s like Fianna Fáil has been hit by a tsunami,” the former education minister told reporters at the Cork North-West count centre in Macroom.
The party, which only a few years earlier had been considered the most successful political machine in Europe,...
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Sinn Féin pressure Varadkar with new questions over GP contract leak
Varakdar accused the opposition party of trying to reheat the controversy as Paschal Donohoe raised the latest disclosures in the Dáil
Analysis: Unions will find it harder to argue against re-opening schools if Covid-19 cases keep falling
Unfortunately for children with special needs and their parents, it looks extremely unlikely that they will be getting back to school this month
Comment: Welcome to the era of ‘pandemic pump politics’
There are lobby groups looking to get their members moved into the high priority vaccination groups, even if some of them are far from the front line
Up to 130k survivors may be eligible for mother and baby homes redress
An average payment of €5,000 to each of the remaining survivors of the homes would cost €650 million