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    It has been discussed before - FF moving north - but this week the first meeting of Belfast Fianna Fail took place. It would be interesting to see if they run in future elections!

    Fianna Fáil Belfast host inaugural meeting | Fianna Fáil

    Any thoughts on this?

    Is there an appetite for FF in Northern Ireland?

    If so, what implications does it have for the SDLP and SF?

    Alasdair McDonnell was at the FF Ard Fheis recently.
    https://twitter.com/purdypols/status/327814363543109633
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    Good post.
    I can't see them having "roots" as such in Belfast. Newry, and Derry and other border areas would be pretty familiar with FF, SF and the SDLP have "Nationalist Belfast" pretty much sewn up.
    Interesting proposition, though.

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    Bunch of hucksters and crooks.

    I don't think the SDLP need worry about them.

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    Personally speaking I think FF in NI will have about as much success from natioalists as the conservative party for the Unionists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by death or glory View Post
    Personally speaking I think FF in NI will have about as much success from natioalists as the conservative party for the Unionists.
    I must be still under the influence from yesterday, I fully agree with you!
    I'll get my coat.

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    FF is an unusual party in European terms. It's a product of the political culture of the Southern state. The political culture of the North is quite different. Take FF out of it's socio political environment & it has as much chance as a fish out of water.

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    Viva, at least we agree on something.

    Quote Originally Posted by vivabrigada View Post
    I must be still under the influence from yesterday, I fully agree with you!
    I'll get my coat.

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    SF have FG/FF running scared of 1916 and the declared republic. Questions will be asked as to where's the Rep we were promised and with FF in power for most of it, they are facing a real threat of public denunciation as abject failures?

    Then there is the WOI and the Civil War to deal with. Both parties are peeing in their pants over of the upcoming centenaries. Now if our media would grow some balls.

    Good on SF for pushing both parties back against the wall.
    If we got rid of all the papists, there'd be no trouble whatsoever. The place will be nirvana. Schomberg.

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    FFailure, the party of sleeveens, crooks and populist opportunists. They should appeal to the DUP so.

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    If this was a genuine move north then it should be welcomed.
    However, it does smell of opportunism, a cynical attempt to hold republican votes in the south rather than gain votes in the north.

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