Mary Hanafin has been named as the new Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil as part of Micheál Martin’s new front bench.
The front bench includes a number of Fianna Fáil candidates who are not TDs, as well as Senators, TDs and existing Ministers.
Three non-TDs who are candidates have also been named on Micheál Martin's front bench.
Brian Lenihan remains as Finance Spokesperson while current Government Chief Whip John Curran was named as Justice Spokesperson.
Barry Andrews has been named as Health Spokesperson, while Tánaiste Mary Coughlan keeps ...
Fianna Fail was forced to remove all their posters from a town after complaints that they had ignored a 'gentleman's agreement' to preserve the local environmental heritage.
Fine Gael reacted with fury after posters -- most of which were emblazoned with the face of new FF leader Micheal Martin -- were erected around the town centre and approach roads to Clonakilty in west Cork.
Amid the anger, the posters also proved to be a source of potential embarrassment for FG's candidate and local standard-bearer -- councillor Jim Daly -- after some motorists thought it was ...
In 1906 the Liberal Party swept to a landslide victory in the British General Election. Within 16 years the party’s vote collapsed. David Lloyd George was the last Liberal to hold the office of Prime Minister. The rise of Labour and internal dissension put paid to the party’s position as a leading player in British politics.
By the 1970’s the party was reduced to six seats in the House of Commons. Since then it has had a mini-revival. Last May it became a junior partner in a Conservative-led government.
Does a similar fate await Fianna Fail, the dominant political ...