The Fianna Fail Backbenchers are heading for the Gunfight at the FF Coral? Barry Cowen is back to Haunt Martin, (who Shafted him during the Driving Scandal), and the Alleged Checkpoint mix-up.

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Fianna Fáil at war: moves under way to oust Martin

Successors clash as Cowen demands action

Taioseach Micheál Martin is facing a potential
                  mutiny by some members of the Fianna Fáil
                  parliamentary party against his leadership. Picture by
                  Julien Behal Photography/PA

Successors clash as Cowen demands action

Taioseach Micheál Martin is facing a potential mutiny by some members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party against his leadership. Picture by Julien Behal Photography/PA
Ivana Bacik, the newly elected queen of Dublin Bay, takes a dip to cool off yesterday after a by-election that has left Government parties Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael looking for answers. Picture by David Conachy

Taioseach Micheál Martin is facing a potential mutiny by some members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party against his leadership. Picture by Julien Behal Photography/PA

July 11 2021 02:30 AM


Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has hit back at Fianna Fáil leadership rival Jim O’Callaghan as war threatens to break out in the party over its disastrous by-election performance in Dublin Bay South.

Mr O’Brien yesterday told the Sunday Independent he was “surprised” at comments made by Mr O’Callaghan, who said after the humiliating defeat that Fianna Fáil did not understand the scale of the housing problem.

In a day of high drama that heightened the prospect of a leadership challenge to Taoiseach and party leader Micheál Martin:


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