FF’s long march back… January 4, 2014Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Politics.
…and is this potentially another step along the way, the not unexpected news that Cllr. Mary Fitzpatrick is to seek the nomination for candidate for the Dublin European Parliament seat.
Famously in opposition to the Ahern regime, and in the belly of the beast, being a councillor in his political back yard, she’s probably well positioned -not least as Cllr. as it happens and not a former or serving FF TD, to present a face that is, to put it mildly, detached from many of the excesses of the previous regime.
It’s far far too easy to see her as a sure thing, but she’s a reasonable reputation on the ground (garnered not least in that opposition to Ahern) and is probably as formidable a candidate as they can field at this point in time.
It’s interesting too that after the Christmas break, the faux political peace that that constituted, we’re moving back to business as usual, and more with the upcoming local and European elections.