Brian Cowen won’t run in GE11
Just announced. Laois-Offaly was 3FF, 2 FG in 2007. Could FF be looking at 1 now? (Maybe not — see below). Hopefully that little issue of the caretaker Taoiseach not being a TD is sorted out by now, presumably on the grounds that he was a TD when he was given the status. Anyway, that leaves a Minister of State (John Moloney) and the new frontbench spokesman on public sector reform (Sean Fleming) to hold the fort for FF as incumbent TDs with a B. Cowen (de brudder) on the ticket.