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#FF Heave

# ff-heave - Friday 4 February, 2011

Boozing Biffo back-stabbed: how Taiwan saw the FF Heave
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From The Daily Edge
# FF Heave

Boozing Biffo back-stabbed: how Taiwan saw the FF Heave

Feb 4th 2011, 10:22 AM 793 Views 0 Comments

THAT Taiwanese animation company has revisited Ireland post-bailout – and thinks Micheál Martin is a violent guy.

# ff-heave - Sunday 23 January, 2011

Brian Lenihan: I have the support of a very large number of deputies for leadership
# FF Leadership
# FF Leadership

Brian Lenihan: I have the support of a very large number of deputies for leadership

Jan 23rd 2011, 1:03 PM 441 Views 0 Comments

In his lunchtime press conference, Lenihan insists that the problems in Ireland’s economy did not begin on his watch.

# ff-heave - Saturday 22 January, 2011

FF election candidates demand input in leadership contest
# FF Leadership
# FF Leadership

FF election candidates demand input in leadership contest

Jan 22nd 2011, 6:01 PM 685 Views 0 Comments

A Fianna Fáil candidate in the general election in Clare says the party’s next Dáil crop should have a role in picking a leader.

Opposition parties again call for immediate general election
# GE11
# GE11

Opposition parties again call for immediate general election

Jan 22nd 2011, 5:25 PM 438 Views 0 Comments

Both Fine Gael and Labour have said they will table varying motions of no confidence this week if there’s no immediate election.

Green Party to meet tomorrow to discuss FF leadership
# FF Leadership
# FF Leadership

Green Party to meet tomorrow to discuss FF leadership

Jan 22nd 2011, 5:11 PM 205 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil leadership: who's next?
# FF Leadership
# FF Leadership

Fianna Fáil leadership: who's next?

Jan 22nd 2011, 4:11 PM 681 Views 0 Comments

Paddy Power’s already got his market open – and there’s only one horse running.

Fianna Fáil votes to pick new leader on Wednesday
# FF Leadership
# FF Leadership

Fianna Fáil votes to pick new leader on Wednesday

Jan 22nd 2011, 3:20 PM 459 Views 0 Comments

TDs have until Monday afternoon to decide if they want to be FF leader, and will vote to elect one on Wednesday.

Cowen resigns FF leadership: statement in full
# GE11
# GE11

Cowen resigns FF leadership: statement in full

Jan 22nd 2011, 3:15 PM 382 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach’s full statement on how he’s staying Taoiseach, despite having a new party leader elected this week.

Brian Cowen quits as FF leader, remains as Taoiseach
# FF Leadership
# FF Leadership

Brian Cowen quits as FF leader, remains as Taoiseach

Jan 22nd 2011, 2:03 PM 2,012 Views 0 Comments

Brian Cowen resigns the leadership of Fianna Fáil but will continue to lead government – saying it’s not to do with the reshuffle.

Brian Cowen to make media statement at 2pm
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# FF Heave

Brian Cowen to make media statement at 2pm

Jan 22nd 2011, 1:00 PM 197 Views 0 Comments

Seven days on, Ó Cuív refuses to back Cowen
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# FF Heave

Seven days on, Ó Cuív refuses to back Cowen

Jan 22nd 2011, 11:00 AM 657 Views 0 Comments

Friday, January 14: Brian Cowen has Éamon Ó Cuív’s full support as Fianna Fáil leader. Friday, January 21: No comment.

# ff-heave - Friday 21 January, 2011

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
From The Daily Edge
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Jan 21st 2011, 7:01 PM 2,008 Views 0 Comments

The week that was, in pictures.

Cardinal Rules Part 9: The view from here on high
# Cardinal Rules
# Cardinal Rules

Cardinal Rules Part 9: The view from here on high

Jan 21st 2011, 2:50 PM 8 Views 0 Comments

The (not) Primate of All Ireland bringeth all the objectivity he can muster to bear on the turbulent events of the week.

Cowen under fire even as he moves North
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Cowen under fire even as he moves North

Jan 21st 2011, 2:30 PM 687 Views 0 Comments

Taoiseach has fruitful meeting with Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness in North-South Ministerial Council – but is hit by barrage of questions about his leadership in Q&A afterwards. (And at home, by Conor Lenihan).

# ff-heave - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Backbenchers could still plan coup to oust Cowen
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Backbenchers could still plan coup to oust Cowen

Jan 20th 2011, 4:12 PM 2,285 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil backbenchers aren’t happy about how the cabinet crisis was managed – and the knives could still be out.

# ff-heave - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

The secret's out: Mary O'Rourke claims vote was 2-1 to Cowen
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

The secret's out: Mary O'Rourke claims vote was 2-1 to Cowen

Jan 19th 2011, 9:24 AM 1,060 Views 0 Comments

But Mary O’Rourke was disappointed by the lack of “blood and thunder” in last night’s proceedings.

With the pressure off Cowen for now, the focus shifts to Lenihan's position
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

With the pressure off Cowen for now, the focus shifts to Lenihan's position

Jan 19th 2011, 9:09 AM 834 Views 0 Comments

As the fallout from last night’s confidence vote continues, the Finance Minister is accused of stretching the truth about his support for the Taoiseach, while other commentators claim Hanafin was trying to sit on the fence.

Opposition renew general election calls after Cowen victory
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Opposition renew general election calls after Cowen victory

Jan 19th 2011, 6:55 AM 335 Views 0 Comments

Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Féin all demand an immediate general election in the wake of Brian Cowen’s victory.

Timeline: The Fianna Fáil heave – how it unfolded
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Timeline: The Fianna Fáil heave – how it unfolded

Jan 19th 2011, 6:37 AM 686 Views 0 Comments

A timeline of events leading to yesterday’s Fianna Fáil parliamentary party vote on confidence in Cowen’s leadership.

# ff-heave - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Micheál Martin confirms cabinet resignation
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Micheál Martin confirms cabinet resignation

Jan 18th 2011, 10:14 PM 784 Views 0 Comments

Martin steps down from his ministerial post following Cowen’s successful party leadership motion this evening – but Cowen insists they will remain good friends.

FF Heave: The vote is in... Cowen stays
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

FF Heave: The vote is in... Cowen stays

Jan 18th 2011, 9:15 PM 784 Views 0 Comments

The margin of Fianna Fáil TDs who supported Cowen or sought new leader will not be revealed.

Backbenchers attack Lenihan over 'misleading' intentions
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Backbenchers attack Lenihan over 'misleading' intentions

Jan 18th 2011, 5:55 PM 997 Views 0 Comments

John McGuinness and Michael Kennedy say Brian Lenihan’s endorsement of the Taoiseach is not what they’d expected.

Cowen set for victory after Lenihan shows hand
# Brian Cowen
# Brian Cowen

Cowen set for victory after Lenihan shows hand

Jan 18th 2011, 1:20 PM 692 Views 0 Comments

Brian Lenihan confirms he’ll vote for Brian Cowen in today’s vote – all but assuring the Taoiseach’s success in today’s vote.

A bluffer's guide to the Fianna Fáil heave
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

A bluffer's guide to the Fianna Fáil heave

Jan 18th 2011, 11:44 AM 1,171 Views 0 Comments

Some things you may have known, and some things you may not have, about how this works – and how it’s gone before.

Poll: Will Brian Cowen survive today's vote of confidence?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will Brian Cowen survive today's vote of confidence?

Jan 18th 2011, 10:39 AM 1,323 Views 0 Comments

Or will the new leader of Fianna Fáil be Michéal Martin? You decide (for the purposes of this poll anyway).

Lenihan expected to support Cowen ahead of vote
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Lenihan expected to support Cowen ahead of vote

Jan 18th 2011, 8:11 AM 425 Views 0 Comments

Brian Cowen has said that he is “absolutely convinced” that he will win today’s confidence vote, which his Minister for Finance is widely expected to support.

# ff-heave - Monday 17 January, 2011

Media face-off: Cowen and Martin take to the mics
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Media face-off: Cowen and Martin take to the mics

Jan 17th 2011, 6:45 PM 1,043 Views 0 Comments

Quotes from the Taoiseach and the Foreign Affairs Minister on their differing positions regarding Cowen’s continued party leadership…

Junior ministers line up to force Cowen out
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Junior ministers line up to force Cowen out

Jan 17th 2011, 12:57 PM 1,405 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil supporters call Brian Cowen a “dead man walking”, says Conor Lenihan, while Billy Kelleher and Willie O’Dea also speak out.

Opposition parties react to Cowen’s announcement
# Opposition
# Opposition

Opposition parties react to Cowen’s announcement

Jan 17th 2011, 8:35 AM 330 Views 0 Comments

Labour says Fianna Fáil is preoccupied with itself; Sinn Féin says FF has been stripped of its authority; and Fine Gael call for an immediate general election.

Fianna Fáil battle begins as Martin declares intent
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Fianna Fáil battle begins as Martin declares intent

Jan 17th 2011, 7:50 AM 2,056 Views 0 Comments

Brian Cowen vows to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election – but cabinet colleague Micheál Martin says it’s time for change.

# ff-heave - Sunday 16 January, 2011

Micheál Martin breaks cover: the statement in full
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Micheál Martin breaks cover: the statement in full

Jan 16th 2011, 9:16 PM 823 Views 0 Comments

The full text of Micheál Martin’s statement, in which he admitted wanting a new FF leader, and that he’d vote against Brian Cowen.

Brian Cowen's leadership announcement: the statement in full
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Brian Cowen's leadership announcement: the statement in full

Jan 16th 2011, 6:32 PM 453 Views 0 Comments

The full text of Brian Cowen’s speech this evening, where the Taoiseach stated his intention to remain as Fianna Fáíl leader.

Micheál Martin to address media at 7:45pm
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Micheál Martin to address media at 7:45pm

Jan 16th 2011, 5:27 PM 437 Views 0 Comments

Cowen will announce decision later today: Coughlan
# FF Heave
# FF Heave

Cowen will announce decision later today: Coughlan

Jan 16th 2011, 2:32 PM 358 Views 0 Comments

The Táiniste has said Cowen’s decision about whether to continue as leader of Fianna Fáil will be announced later today.

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