Fianna Fáil in turmoil

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Fianna Fáil was last night facing into a fresh storm over the party’s handling of last month’s hot-tempered Longford selection convention.

Fianna Fáil was last night facing into a fresh storm over the party’s handling of last month’s hot-tempered Longford selection convention.

The Leader has learned a potential divide has emerged within the higher ranks of the party’s Comhairle Dáil Ceantair (CDC) as it tries to stem the fallout from the events of last Thursday week.

That came on foot of reports that a number of cumann meetings had been held in the north Longford area in recent days.

Chairperson Pat Donnelly said those meetings were not recognised by the CDC officer board as he accused “outside elements” of trying to scupper its own attempts to deal with party headquarters.

Speaking ahead of a crucial round of talks with Fianna Fáil’s National Constituencies Committee (NCC) in Dublin last night (Tuesday), Mr Donnelly hit out at the revelation.

“All this is doing is undermining Longford Comhairle Dáil in our pursuit of democracy,” he angrily stated.

For the full report, see this week’s Longford Leader.