Friday, 11 July 2008

Cowen again plays down SDLP/Fianna Fail merger speculation

The Taoiseach and Leader of Fianna Fail, Brian Cowen, moved recently to dampen speculation about the party organising in Northern Ireland. This week further cold water was poured on the idea by Fianna Fail. Most commentators have implied that FF were going off the idea but the truth is that the firmer the proposal became, the more rank and file SDLP members and voters became annoyed – and voiced their annoyance internally.

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