Saturday, 26 February 2011

End of a dynasty.

The main casualty of the Irish General election so far is Sean Haughey, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North Central and who was a Minister of State in the Department of Education and Skills. He has conceded prior to the declaration of the first preference votes which indicates a heavy defeat.

Haughey was the son of the controversial and well known Charles Haughey, Leader of Fianna Fáil from 1979 to 1992 and Taoiseach of Ireland on three occassions in the 1980's. Sean Haughey's grandfather was Sean Lemass, veteran of the 1916 Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War and founder with Eamon De Valera of Fianna Fáil. Lemass served as a TD in Dáil Éireann from 1924 to 1969 and was Taoiseach from 1959 to 1966.

End of a dynasty indeed.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have to say I'm very glad to see the kicking Fianna Fail are getting. They've no ideology just going on about the Civil War (unnecessary Civil War created by de Valera).

Fianna Fail are a combination of the worse of Welsh Labour with the worse of local independent councillors in Ceredigion and Mon.

I hope they never get back into power. A truly intellectually and morally corrupt party.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

And I don't suppose Fine Gael and SinnFein had anything to do with the Civil War did it? Wasn't Fine Gael or its predecessor parties (Cumann na nGaedheal), Michael Collins's party?

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Another Irish dynasty survives with Eamon O'Cuiv topping the poll in Galway West:

Ó Cuív is the grandson of Fianna Fáil founder, first Taoiseach and third President of Ireland, Éamon de Valera. He is a nephew of the former TD, Vivion de Valera and is a first cousin of the former Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands minister, Síle de Valera.