Blaney and McDaid to go Head To Head
Yesterday, Mr Blaney confirmed that he would merging his independent political group with Fianna Fáil, ending a 34-year split between the party and the Blaney family.
Mr McDaid confirmed afterwards that he would be putting his name forward as a candidate in response to the move, which he said had been handled in a “scurrilous” manner by Fianna Fáil.
So it looks like he wont be taking a year off after all, instead its back to the grindstone and pounding pavements. We now face the odd sight, at least nowadays, of three incumbent Fianna Fail TDs seeking re-election. Is it just me or does such math seem unlikely to bring about three happy Fianna Fail candidates? Of course if they can get elected once they can do it again but if the move to bring Blaney back under the FF banner has rankled so many folk then surely gaps in the vote open up.