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Fianna Fáil's success was credited by The Irish Times to its local structure.
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Fianna Fáil's name is traditionally translated into English as Soldiers of Destiny, although a more accurate rendition would be Warriors of Fál (" Fál " being a legendary name for Ireland ).
She defeated Fianna Fáil's Brian Lenihan and Fine Gael's Austin Currie in the 1990 presidential election becoming, as an Independent candidate nominated by the Labour Party, the Workers ' Party and independent senators, the first elected president in the office's history not to have had the support of Fianna Fáil.
He had finally gained complete control of the party, having neutralized his rivals for leadership during the Arms Crisis, and initiated Fianna Fáil's electoral comeback by securing the election of its candidate, Erskine H. Childers, as President of Ireland in 1973, defeating the odds-on favourite, the National Coalition's Tom O ' Higgins.
The document was an echo of Fianna Fáil's republican origins, and although Lynch was not happy with it, he did not stop it.
In the general election in June 1927, Cumann na Gaedheal performed very poorly, winning just 47 seats with 27 % of the vote, and was able to survive in office only because of Fianna Fáil's continued refusal to take up its 44 seats due to the party's rejection of the Oath of Allegiance to the Free State.
Thus the murder indirectly led to Fianna Fáil's forced entry to the Dáil and in August 1927 the government narrowly survived a vote of no confidence.
Nonetheless it came as a surprise when Cumann na nGaedheal was defeated by Fianna Fáil in the general election of February 1932, winning only 57 seats to Fianna Fáil's 72.
Its support base contracted further in the general election of January 1933 ( 48 seats compared to Fianna Fáil's 77 ) as it failed to counter de Valera's populism and was increasingly labelled the party of the middle class.
After Fianna Fáil's landslide victory at the 1977 general election, Burke was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Industry and Commerce.
Cosgrave remained active in opposition but he privately supported Fianna Fáil's referendum to abolish the system of proportional representation in June, 1959, which was defeated.
By the time of the 1981 general election Fine Gael had a party machine that could easily match Fianna Fáil's.
O ' Malley had lost the Fianna Fáil whip in the Dáil in 1984 because of his support for the New Ireland Forum report and was finally expelled from Fianna Fáil early in 1985 for " conduct unbecoming " a member when he refused to support Fianna Fáil's opposition to the introduction of contraception.
In a review of the Department of Finance Robert Wright, a Canadian economist, singled out the policies of the PD's and Fianna Fáil's 2002 election manifestos as contributing significantly to the 2008 property market crash.
Fianna Fáil's founder and longtime leader, Taoiseach Éamon de Valera ( under pressure from members of his party ) decided to leave active party politics and seek the presidency.
Initially, Fianna Fáil's Brian Lenihan had been favourite to win, however after a number of controversies arising from the brief Fianna Fáil administration of 1981 – 82, and Lenihan's dismissal as Minister for Defence mid-way through the campaign, the Labour Party's Mary Robinson emerged victorious.
Fine Gael had been in decline for nearly a decade ; from the highpoint of the November 1982 general election when it achieved 70 seats in Dáil Éireann, only five seats short of Fianna Fáil's total the party had lost a considerable number of seats.
One of Fianna Fáil's first actions in government was to legalise the IRA and to release imprisoned republicans.
Fianna Fáil's economic programme marked a sharp break with their predecessors in Cumann na nGaedheal.
Fianna and success
Haughey's success was partly due to the death of the Fianna Fáil TD, Clement Coughlan, a supporter of O ' Malley.
* The election was considered a success for Fianna Fáil, with the party coming within a handful of seats from achieving an overall majority.
Following Fianna Fáil's success at the 1969 general election, Colley held onto his existing cabinet post and also took charge of the Gaeltacht portfolio, an area where he had a personal interest.
The success of Fianna Fáil prompted the National Centre Party to amalgamate with Cumann na nGaedheal to become Fine Gael in 1933.
Aontacht Éireann met with little success at the polls and by 1980 he had joined Fianna Fáil, becoming a member of its national executive.
The election was considered a success for Fianna Fáil ; however, Fianna Fáil's junior coalition partners in the 29th Dáil, the Progressive Democrats, lost six of their eight seats.
Kilmacud went on to win the 2005 Dublin Championship following a comprehensive 1-14 to 0-09 victory over Na Fianna and added to their success by winning the Leinster Championship following a 0-10 to 0-09 victory over Newbridge at Navan.
Dáil success came with Fianna Fáil's landslide victory at the 1977 general election, when she was elected as a Teachta Dála for Kerry North.
Fianna and was
Paddy Ward claimed he was the leader of the Fianna Éireann, the youth wing of the IRA in January 1972.
In response McGuinness rejected the claims as " fantasy ", while Gerry O ' Hara, a Sinn Féin councillor in Derry stated that he and not Ward was the Fianna leader at the time.
The only exception to these traditional alliances was the first Government of the 27th Dáil, comprising Fianna Fáil and the Labour Party, which ruled between 1993 and 1994.
In the past Dublin city was regarded as a stronghold for Fianna Fáil, however following the Irish local elections, 2004 the party was eclipsed by the centre-left Labour Party.
In 2011 there was a major political realignment in Ireland, with Fine Gael becoming the largest party, Labour the second, and Fianna Fáil dropping to third following a collapse in support.
Flynn's tirade was itself attacked in response as " disgraceful " on live radio by Michael McDowell, a senior member of the Progressive Democrats, then in coalition with Fianna Fáil and up to that point supporting Lenihan's campaign.
After the inaugural presidency of Douglas Hyde, who was an interparty nominee for the office, the nominees of the Fianna Fáil political party won every presidential election until 1990.
The winner of an upset victory in the highly controversial election of 1990, Robinson was the Labour nominee, the first President to defeat Fianna Fáil in an election and the first female President.
Michael's son, Billy, was election agent for Éamon de Valera in 1918 in West Belfast but refused to follow de Valera into democratic and constitutional politics upon the formation of Fianna Fáil.
He was increasingly involved in the Irish republican movement, joining Sinn Féin and Fianna Éireann in 1964, after being radicalised by the Divis Street riots during that year's general election campaign.
In 1926, he founded Fianna Fáil, and was head of government ( President of the Executive Council, later Taoiseach ) from 1932 to 1948, 1951 to 1954, and 1957 to 1959, when he resigned after being elected as President of Ireland.
He was the son of Cumhall – leader of the Fianna – and Muirne, daughter of the druid Tadg mac Nuadat who lived on the hill of Almu in County Kildare.
The Battle of Cnucha was fought between Conn and Cumhall, and Cumhall was killed by Goll mac Morna, who took over leadership of the Fianna.
After that his heritage was recognised and he was given command of the Fianna: Goll willingly stepped aside, and became a loyal follower of Fionn, although in many stories their alliance is uneasy and feuds occur.
Fortunately, he was later reunited with their son, Oisín, who went on to be one of the greatest of the Fianna.
In June, 1927, a general election was held in which de Valera's new party, Fianna Fáil, won many seats on an abstentionist platform.
The Fianna Fáil government under Seán Lemass awarded him the honour of a state funeral, which was attended by the cabinet, the leaders of all the main Irish political parties, and Éamon de Valera, then President of Ireland.
The remark was a small part of a much longer speech whose main point was that the bill was an unconstitutional overreaction by the Fianna Fáil government and an unfair scapegoating of the Blueshirts movement.