Who will wield the knife?

Fianna Fáil’s TDs are near-unanimous that their leader should go, but many of them will not be around after the election to vote on who should replace him

8th January, 2011
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The Fianna Fáil leadership contest is moving into a new, less subterranean phase.

The shadow contest of recent months is giving way to a pretty open competition to replace Brian Cowen.

Recent comments by younger TDs about ‘‘skipping a generation’’ may have as much to do with their electoral prospects in their own constituencies as in a leadership election, but those comments are clear evidence that the party is now, collectively, looking beyond...

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