Worst Election In History of Fianna Fáil

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Such is the scale of the collapse of the Fianna Fail vote in the 2011 general election that when the count is complete it's conceivable that the party will only have one TD in the Dublin area.

  • Title
    Huge Collapse In Fianna Fáil Vote
  • 1st Broadcast
    27/02/2011
  • Contributor
    Eileen Whelan (Newsreader)
    Michael Lehane (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:00
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Worst Election In History of Fianna Fáil
  • Extended description

    Sean Whelan reports on the collapse of support for Fianna Fáíl and the Green Party in the 2011 general election. Fianna Fáíl looks like losing up to 57 seats.

    Minister Batt O'Keefe says "It is like Fianna Fál has been hit by a tsunami." Jerry Beades of the Fianna Fáil National Executive says the result would have been worse if Brian Cowen had remained as leader of the party.

    Noel Dempsey, Martin Mansergh and Conor Lenihan all comment on the result for Fianna Fáil. Brian Lenihan will retains his seat but Sean Haughey and Barry Andrews will lose theirs.

    Pat Carey says there is no shame in losing but Fianna Fáíl must learn from this result. Eamon Ryan and Ciaran Cuffe of the Green Party talk about what the result means for their party.

  • Information

    This is a RTÉ news clip as part of the General Election 2011 coverage.

  • Local keywords
    General Election 2011, Fianna Fáil, Batt O'Keeffe, Jerry Beades, Noel Dempsey, Martin Mansergh, Conor Lenihan, Pat Carey, Brian Lenihan, Sean Haughey, Barry Andrews, Eamon Ryan, Ciaran Cuffe, Green Party, Count Centres
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2011
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BN11/00058
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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