Wednesday October 21, 2020

The bould Donie Cassidy - Fianna Fáil’s new vice president at the age of 72

He is not the future - but he is a reminder of the party’s formidable vote-getting skills

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

17th October, 2017
Donie Cassidy during the 2011 Seanad election count. Pic:

Fianna Fáil, like the best US corporations, has lots of vice-presidents. Five of them in fact. But the story of one of its new vice-presidents is well worth telling.

Everyone in Fianna Fáil knows Donie because he has been there forever. Well, since the 1960s anyway. He served as a senator for a total of 26 years, a county councillor for 18 years and was also a TD for Longford-Westmeath from 2002-2007.


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