Soldiers of Destiny face an electoral massacre

Fianna Fáil has always been a party driven by a thirst for power, but now it seems powerless to stave off a pounding at the polls

3rd July, 2010

The problems faced by Fianna Fáil go far beyond its temporary difficulties over stag hunts or dog breeding .

TDs, ministers, aides, advisers, ordinary party members and veterans of past successes are all more pessimistic about the party’s future than ever before.

The party is disillusioned with its leader, unsure of its purpose in government and reeling from the unpopular things it has been forced to do.

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