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The next government? And who might follow Donnelly? February 6, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Good point from Pat Leahy re Donnelly’s shift from Independent to Fianna Fáil, that…

He aims for power and office. His decision to join Fianna Fáil suggests that he believes the party will be in government after the next election.

This isn’t exactly a surprise, I imagine all of us believe – not least from following polls, that Fianna Fáil has pulled back support since the election. And it would seem unlikely that Fianna Fáil will not be the leading component in whatever administration emerges after the next election. Worth noting just how enthused FF were last week about this. Talking to some in that party there was a noticeable spring in their step from the news. And why wouldn’t there be? Here’s a politician who like him or not has a national profile – one perhaps out of all proportion to his track record so far.

Interesting side note. There’s talk some councillors have been involved in ‘chats’ about joining or rejoining FF. If that is correct…

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1. An Sionnach Fionn - February 6, 2017

If a future Fianna Fáil-led coalition government gives Donnelly the finance portfolio he so obviously craves, what will poor Pearse Doherty end up doing? Micheál and Mary Lou will have some fun negotiating that in a couple of years time! 😛

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2. Jim Monaghan - February 6, 2017

Maybe FF will do better by him than FG did with Lee. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lee_(journalist)

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3. Aengus Millen - February 6, 2017

Interesting that you suggest there could be flood of independents from the FF gene-pool rejoining the party. It seemed like Micheal was signaling that this weekend although that may have been wishful thinking on his part. But it could be a big boon to FF. Sad to think that so little has changed.

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4. GW - February 7, 2017

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