Ahern confirms Fianna Fail to organise in NI…

BERTIE Ahern has confirmed that Fianna Fail will organise in Northern Ireland, following speculation. According to PA, the Taoiseach today told a party meeting in Co Wicklow: “I am announcing that Fianna Fail the Republican Party, will now move to develop a strategy for organising on a 32 county basis. This moves reflects the dramatic changes we have seen across the island.” Foreign Affairs Minister Dermot Ahern is leading the charge north, which seems to indicate FF is taking this seriously. While potential partners the SDLP appear nonchalant – with a spokesperson saying that “the SDLP will be ready for the challenge or opportunity of such a future adjustment when it ripens” – you can bet your bottom dollar that there will be some seriously concerned members of that party right now. The deputy leader, for example, is (or was) strongly opposed to partnership with FF.

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