Fianna


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Fianna

(ˈfiːənə)
pl n
(European Myth & Legend) a legendary band of Irish warriors noted for their heroic exploits, attributed to the 2nd and 3rd centuries ad. Also called: Fenians
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This led to repeated calls from some Fianna Fail TDs to pull out of the confidence and supply agreement.
The country's parliament, or the DAaAaAeA il, is expected to elect Kenny as the taoiseach wh it meets days after Fianna FAaAaAeA il - the biggest opposition par - announced it had reached a "(http://www.
THE long-awaited deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail could lead to a "crisis-driven coalition", it was warned yesterday.
The potential three-year agreement between negotiators from the governing Fine Gael and the opposition Fianna Fail parties means it's likely that caretaker Prime Minister Enda Kenny, Ireland's leader since 2011, will be re-elected next week atop a minority Fine Gael government.
Fianna Fail, partition and Northern Ireland, 1926-1971.
The decision by the Green Party to withdraw from the shaky Fianna Fail-led government leaves the nation's Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen with little choice other than to call a general election earlier that the March 11 date he set last Thursday.
Summary: Brian Cowen steps down as head of Fianna Fail party after week of political crises, but remains prime minister.
What is certain is that Fianna F[sz]il's 13 years in power are all but over and they will not be returned to Government Buildings any time soon - Ladbrokes have a Fine Gael/Labour coalition at 1-6 to replace the current government.
The European Liberal Democrats (ELDR) finally agreed, on 16 April, to add the Irish party Fianna Fail to its ranks.
He will succeed Bertie Ahern on May 6, Fianna Fail chief whip Tom Kitt confirmed.
Taken from The Red Branch Knights Cycle (An Ruraiocht) and The Fianna Cycle (An Fhiannaiocht), two principle cycles of Irish lore handed down from generation to generation, the stories selected include Children of Lir (a mystical twist on the traditional evil-stepmother fable); Deirdre of the Sorrows (a young woman seeks to change her destiny); Setanta (a young boy strives to become a member of the famous Red Branch Knights of Ulster); The Salmon of Knowledge (Fionn is a prince in hiding and needs help to return to his people); Fionn and the Dragon (the prince proves his bravery and assumes his rightful place as leader of the Fianna); and Oisin in Tir na n-Og (in a beautiful land of eternal youth Fionn years to return to his beloved Ireland).
FIANNA Fail, the main party in the outgoing Irish government, secured a further boost after gains in last week's general election when it retained a seat previously thought to have been lost following a second recount of votes.