Veteran Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív has warned that Ireland will have two big political parties in the future, but one of them will not be Fianna Fáil.
Mr Ó Cuív, grandson of the party’s founder Éamon de Valera, told RTÉ radio’s Today with Sarah McInerney show that while it will be difficult to campaign against the proposed programme for government, he will be making it “perfectly clear” that he will not be voting for the document.
However, he said that while he thinks the document will “probably” get through, he will vote for Micheál Martin to be Taoiseach.
“Do I think this government will last? I doubt that very much.”
Mr Ó Cuív said he will be making his views known to members of the Fianna Fáil party and that the party’s members will make up their own minds.