Offaly consolidation is cold comfort for Fianna Fáil

The Fianna Fáil party faithful in Offaly decamped from the county council count centre to the Tullamore Court Hotel when news spread yesterday afternoon that their leader was about to descend.

6th June, 2009

The Fianna Fáil party faithful in Offaly decamped from the county council count centre to the Tullamore Court Hotel when news spread yesterday afternoon that their leader was about to descend.

Some minutes later, Brian Cowen spoke to journalists on a secluded balcony in the local hotel, while his wife Mary and brother Barry, the outgoing chair of Offaly County Council, and a group of dedicated followers looked on. ‘‘We have to continue...

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