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

The bould Donie Cassidy - Fianna Fáil’s new vice president at the age of 72
Donie Cassidy during the 2011 Seanad election count. Pic: RollingNews.ie

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

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.

It is the tale of the bould Donie Cassidy, one of the party’s dyed-in-the-wool loyalists. The man who travelled 7,000 kilometres in the last three weeks to ensure he got the job at last weekend’s Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis....

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