Two high-level committees - headed by Tánaiste Mary Coughlan and transport minister Noel Dempsey - are to steer the selection of Fianna Fáil candidates for next year’s local elections.
The party is under pressure to stem losses on county council and town council seats after it sustained the worst losses in 2004 since the 1920s - losing some 80 local authority seats.
A potential public backlash is feared next June, when...
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