“….this magnificent sports complex – which I helped to build” February 28, 2011Posted by irishelectionliterature in Fianna Fáil.
Tags: 2011 election, fianna fail
Over the course of the weekend You may have caught John O’Donoghues speech after his defeat in Kerry South, he noted in his speech …
“I hope that the irony will not be lost upon you that I stand here, on my evening of defeat, in a hall – this magnificent sports complex – which I helped to build.”
(http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1092744 and Forward to 16.40 to see it)
There will be much much more to read on the future of Fianna Fail over the next while, but O’Donoghues speech gave an indication of how much Fianna Fail have depended on patronage and The Parish Pump to keep in power.
Over the past few weeks, I’m sure too you will have got leaflets or personally addressed letters detailing all the local achievements of Fianna Fail.
That Patronage is gone for the foreseeable future.