Thursday February 27, 2020

Back Room: Fianna Fáil revolt is the real story of the abortion vote

It was a week of major contrasts. While Enda Kenny demonstrated authority in bringing most of his backbenchers to heel, Micheál Martin looked like a leader in search of a party.

13th July, 2013

It was a week of major contrasts. These went from the high drama of Lucinda Creighton's speech on the Protection of Life Bill to the low farce of Senator Terry Leyden's observations on Hitler and Mussolini's Christianity.

The contrasts applied to party leaders too. While Enda Kenny demonstrated authority in bringing most of his wavering backbenchers to heel, it was the other way around in Fianna Fáil. With almost three quarters of his Dáil party...

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