According to todays Irish Independent, Fianna Fail still want Jim McDaid (self-proclaimed "disgrace" and "idiot") to run in the General Election.
This is despite the former Minister for Road Safety being convicted tor driving down the wrong side of a dual carriageway, three times over the legal limit, and bing banned from driving for two years.
The reason FF are backing him is unsurprising - basically, its because their situation is so dire, and the alternative candidates are so crappy, they can't afford to let incumbent TDs just fade into the background - no matter how useless or discredited they are.
An FF spokesman admits as much:
"The party is anxious to hold onto the two seats here because the next election is going to be a numbers game. We can't be taking any chances and he is still the best choice. Come the next election, Fianna Fail needs Jim McDaid,""There is no doubt but he is going to run again. It's as simple as this. Whatever chance Fianna Fail has with him they have none without him."