A political revolution is now unfolding before our eyes

The Fianna Fáil leader will face uncomfortable questions after these election results1

6th June, 2009

In his first electoral test as leader of Fianna Fáil and Taoiseach, Brian Cowen appears to have suffered the worst defeat in the party’s history.

In the coming days, the fallout from the defeat - whose full magnitude has yet to become apparent - will occupy the minds of TDs and party elders.

As the results emerged on Saturday afternoon, the picture began to take shape of a severe kicking for...

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