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Is it just me or does being expelled from Fianna Fail mean absolutely nothing?

Posted by Jason O on Dec 16, 2010 in Irish Politics |

From the Irish Times:

” Ms Flynn was elected to the Dáil in the general election of 1997 and was widely tipped for rapid promotion. However, two years later she ran into conflict with her party over a Dáil motion asking her father to clarify allegations about his receipt of a financial contribution from developer Tom Gilmartin. Ms Flynn voted against the motion and was expelled from the parliamentary party as a result. She was accepted back into the parliamentary party within a year but was again expelled as a result of a failed libel action against RTÉ for a report on her activities while she worked for National Irish Bank. She was again accepted back into the parliamentary party and ran successfully as a Fianna Fáil candidate in the 2002 general election. In 2004 she was again expelled from the parliamentary party and also from the Fianna Fáil organisation when the Supreme Court upheld the High Court judgement in the libel case. She subsequently settled a court case with RTÉ over the €2.4 million costs of her libel action. Ms Flynn was elected as an Independent in the 2007 general election but voted for the election of Bertie Ahern as taoiseach and was later accepted back into Fianna Fáil.”

Basically, being expelled from Fianna Fail is just a bit of oul guff really, isn’t it?

1 Comment

Dec 16, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Even more depressingly, what does it say about the fine, fine people of Mayo?



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