Fianna Fáil voters the only party supporters who opted for no

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A changing Ireland: 'Youth-quake' ensures landslide Yes, with Fianna Fail the only major party whose voters reject repeal | Irish Independent

There is a major conundrum now before the party. With MM going against his TDs and against the grassroots -- if only by a narrow margin -- yet being proven right in his decision to back what was ultimately the winning horse.

Will MM be able use the kudos he has gained by choosing the winning side to steer the party away from becoming a reactionary backwater?

Or does the reactionary backwater option represent a feasible niche for the new Fianna Fáil to occupy?
 
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Hopefully this is another nail in the coffin for FF.
 

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FF turning into a political old peoples home.
 

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A changing Ireland: 'Youth-quake' ensures landslide Yes, with Fianna Fail the only major party whose voters reject repeal | Irish Independent

There is a major conundrum now before the party. With MM going against his TDs and against the grassroots, yet being proven right in his decision to back what was ultimately the winning horse.

Will MM be able use the kudos he has gained by choosing the winning side to steer the party away from becoming a reactionary backwater?

Or does the reactionary backwater option represent a feasible niche for the new Fianna Fáil to occupy?
Now there's a thought to make one's day.
 

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Fianna Fáil seem to be taking over the spot once occupied by Fine Gael under the likes of Liam Cosgrave. A reactionery, closed shop. Fine Gael have become a populist catch all party under Enda Kenny and Leo V.
One way out for FF is to go into coalition with Sinn Féin though. The same way F.G shared power with the Labour party and the Democratic left.
 

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FF turning into a political old peoples home.

FFers and RCC are bedfellows for the last 100 years, FF sold off education and health rights so they could enrich themselves, have bankrupted the country several times and if they come back will do it all over again, time for them to disband.
 

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FFers and RCC are bedfellows for the last 100 years, FF sold off education and health rights so they could enrich themselves, have bankrupted the country several times and if they come back will do it all over again, time for them to disband.
That'd be lovely. But it ain't going to happen. A long cool paddle in the backwaters, however, just might. Some FF public representatives already have their shoes and socks off and their trousers rolled up.
 

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Fianna Fail doesn't have 32 % of the electoral support.

I voted No. And voted FG and Labour all my life.
 

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An extremist socially conservative, fiscally reckless economy-wrecking party.

Could a politically entity be any more toxic?
 

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Why her, pray tell?
Young, articulate, bright, modern, very capable, no baggage, country. What better way for FF to demonstrate that it is looking forward, not back?

MM stands out like a sore thumb among leaders now. Howlin is just an irrelevance.
 

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Young, articulate, bright, modern, very capable, no baggage, country. What better way for FF to demonstrate that it is looking forward, not back?

MM stands out like a sore thumb among leaders now. Howlin is just an irrelevance.
What's she doing in Fianna Fáil?
 

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What's she doing in Fianna Fáil?
Unlike your beloved Labour Party, FF is still big enough to have strands from all parts of Irish society. FF needs her more than Mickey Martin.
 

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Unlike your beloved Labour Party, FF is still big enough to have strands from all parts of Irish society. FF needs her more than Mickey Martin.
Does she need Fianna Fáil?

By the way: "my beloved Labour Party", for all its faults, was the only substantial force in the country to consistently oppose the 8th right from the time it was first mooted until the day before yesterday.
 

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Fianna Fail doesn't have 32 % of the electoral support.

I voted No. And voted FG and Labour all my life.
The final "No" vote will be higher than 32%
 


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