Unpopular FF decimated in local elections

Enda Kenny’s call for a revolution at the polls struck a chord with disaffected voters who promptly handed Fianna Fáil its worst ever result, writes Niamh Connolly, Political Correspondent

6th June, 2009

Fine Gael became the biggest party in local government yesterday, after voter s across the country delivered a whipping to Fianna Fáil councillors across city and county councils.

Fianna Fáil’s local representatives have paid a high price for the government’s unpopularity on national issues, the state of the public finances, soaring unemployment and the ongoing banking crisis.

Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews said: ‘‘Clearly there has been...

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