Saturday November 28, 2020

Ireland's EU boss behind Crowley's shock move

Micheál Martin is furious after former fisherman lands Fianna Fáil’s sole MEP into Conservative net, writes Gerald Flynn.

29th June, 2014

Ireland’s most influential party manager in the European Parliament pulled off a coup last week when Fianna Fáil’s sole member of the European Parliament defected from the Liberal Democrats to the rapidly growing European Conservative and Reform (ECR) group.

Irishman Frank Barrett is general secretary of the European Conservative and Reformists group which is now the third largest political alliance in the EU parliament. It grew out of the...

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