Thursday February 20, 2020

Lack of purpose and direction

Fianna Fáil’s rage might be directed at its most recent defector, but a bigger worry for the party must be its own lack of purpose and direction

31st May, 2015
Averil Power

The timing and execution of Averil Power’s resignation from Fianna Fáil must have been intended to cause the maximum damage to the party and its leader. It was hardly an accident, after all.

This explains partly the furious reaction against her from her former colleagues and the level of personalised criticism she received. Limerick TD Niall Collins (one of the more straight-talking politicians I have encountered) may have been speaking for...

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