Defeat in round one, but Brennan will be back to fight another day

The government’s unprecedented unpopularity meant that the odds were always stacked against Fianna Fáil regaining the seat lost by the death of its late minister, Seamus Brennan.

6th June, 2009

The government’s unprecedented unpopularity meant that the odds were always stacked against Fianna Fáil regaining the seat lost by the death of its late minister, Seamus Brennan.

However, his son, Shay Brennan, is not about to depart the political stage. A rule of thumb that governments rarely win by-elections was the only comfort for Fianna Fáil yesterday as it watched the ‘No 1s’ mount for Fine Gael’s George Lee from early...

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