Fianna Fáil

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Fianna Fáil

(ˈfɪənə ˈfɑːl)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) one of the major Irish political parties, founded by de Valera in 1926 as a republican party
[from Irish Gaelic Fianna warriors + Fáil of Ireland, from Fál an ancient and poetic name for Ireland]
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Ann Murphy, a member of the Fianna Fail party all her life, called d on Micheal Martin to publicly crush the notion of joining forces with their long-time political rivals.
Reynolds died after a long illness, his Fianna Fail party said.
In this study, Kelly (history, Liverpool Hope University) draws on archival material that has recently become available to researchers, including the Fianna Fail Party Papers and the personal papers of key figures such as Eamon de Valera and Patrick Hillery, now held at the University College Dublin Archives.
Ahern's Fianna Fail party had been due to vote on a motion to expel him and other colleagues named in the report next week, but his announcement has pre-empted that move, The Telegraph reports.
2011: Irish prime minister Brian Cowen announced he was standing down as leader of the ruling Fianna Fail party.
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Ireland's opposition Fianna Fail party said the security threats in London were the actions of misguided criminals ignorant of the true values of republicanism.
The pair had been in discussions since Monday after Irish voters handed the ruling Fianna Fail party a record defeat over its handling of Ireland's economy.
His centre-right party continued to make gains on the second day of counting while the ousted ruling Fianna Fail party suffered yet another high-profile casualty in the loss of tourism minister Mary Hanafin's seat.
The election, the first among the bailed-out countries, is set to decimate the ruling Fianna Fail party, whose handling of the 85 billion euro bailout deal last November has been criticised by angry citizens.
This would be a dramatically horrible result for the Fianna Fail party," said Frank Flannery, Fine Gael's deputy director of elections.
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