For 24 hours, the dominant narrative about Fianna Fail - internal division, weak leadership, uncertain future - was set aside by the victory in the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election.
The shock resignation of Averil Power from the party this morning has firmly re-established the narrative of decline, plunging the party and its leader into another cycle of bad news stories.
Power became disillusioned with Fianna Fail during the marriage referendum, believing that the party did not campaign sufficiently...
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