Bring back Bertie, says FF ward boss as he quits after ‘shocking’ poll result
Defeated local election candidate says Ahern electoral machine is badly needed
A defeated Fianna Fáil candidate has called for the return of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern to revive the party’s fortunes in the Dublin Central constituency.
Fianna Fáil was the dominant force in the constituency when Ahern was getting up to 12,000 votes in general elections with the help of his electoral machine, known as the ‘Drumcondra Mafia’.
But the party has had no seat in Dublin Central for...
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Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m
Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure
State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract
The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools
Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll
Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service
Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent
The party threatens to put significant financial resources behind its own candidates in bid to ensure that she is ‘never seen again’ in politics