Independents baulk at joining Fianna Fail

Independent TDs from the Fianna Fail ‘gene pool’ have vowed to reject any advances from Fianna Fail in the wake of Donegal TD Niall Blaney’s decision to join the party ahead of the general election.

29th July, 2006

Independent TDs from the Fianna Fail ‘gene pool’ have vowed to reject any advances from Fianna Fail in the wake of Donegal TD Niall Blaney’s decision to join the party ahead of the general election.

Blaney last week agreed to heal a 35-year split with the party over the expulsion of his uncle Neil T Blaney in 1971 following the arms trial controversy.

However, his colleagues on the independent benches, including James...

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