O'Cuiv stance sees Civil War re-erupt in Dáil

There was an outbreak of Civil War politics in the Dáil today as one Fine Gael senator compared Éamon O’Cuiv’s stance on the EU treaty referendum to the shooting of Michael Collins in 1922.

1st March, 2012

There was an outbreak of Civil War politics in the Dáil today as one Fine Gael senator was forced to withdraw a comment that compared Éamon O’Cuiv’s stance on the EU treaty referendum to the shooting of Michael Collins in 1922.

“Deputy Martin isn’t the first Cork man to be shot in the back by a de Valera,” senator Tom Sheahan said, referrring to Fianna Fáil party leader Michéal...

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