Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is likely to snub ex-cabinet colleague Mary Hanafin’s front-bench ambitions if she wins back her Dáil seat, saying the era of “I’ve served my time so I’m entitled to something” is gone.
Sat, 16 Jan, 2016
A councillor selected as Fianna Fáil’s Dún Laoghaire candidate for the general election has hit out at headquarters’ decision to add ousted ex-minister Mary Hanafin to the ticket, saying it “dramatically reduces” the party’s chances of winning a seat.
Thu, 01 Oct, 2015
Fianna Fáil has backed down on mooted plans to order party members to pick a female general election candidate in a tightly contested constituency after a legal threat from a male councillor who claimed he was being blocked from running.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
A former cabinet colleague of ex-taoiseach Brian Cowen has heavily criticised a small group who videoed themselves surrounding the former TD before calling him a “scumbag” and a “traitor”, saying the attack is an affront to democracy.
Sat, 25 Apr, 2015
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted he is "not phased" by polls showing his party failing to close the gap on the Government, and has rejected claims he will have to consider his own position if he cannot secure one of two imminent Dáil by-election seats.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014