Fianna Fáil is urged to not ‘shut the door’ on Peter Casey

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Fianna Fáil is urged to not ‘shut the door’ on Peter Casey

  • Fianna Fáil’s management accused of ‘closing the door too early’ on prospect of get together membership for Peter Casey
  • Councillor says the get together’s hierarchy ought to give critical consideration to Mr Casey’s bid to hitch the get together
  • Presidential runner-up Casey attracted virtually one in 4 of the votes on Friday
  • ‘They undoubtedly want somebody like Peter Casey to shake it up… I am 100laptop critical’ – Peter Casey

Fianna Fáil needs me to shake it up, says Peter Casey. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Fianna Fáil wants me to shake it up, says Peter Casey. Photograph: Gerry Mooney

Fianna Fáil’s management has been accused of “closing the door too early” on the prospect of social gathering membership for presidential runner-up Peter Casey.

Mr Casey, who attracted virtually one in 4 of the votes forged in Friday’s presidential election, has additional stirred issues up by saying Fianna Fáil wanted his management.

He additionally stated if he couldn’t be a part of the get together he might type his personal get together calling it “new Fianna Fáil”.

The newest feedback by the businessman-turned-politician have been dismissed out of hand by a number of main Fianna Fáil TDs who stated his marketing campaign feedback about Travellers and other people relying on welfare rendered him unsuitable for get together membership. However one Fianna Fáil councillor, Michael Cahill of Kerry, stated the celebration’s hierarchy ought to give critical consideration to Mr Casey’s bid to hitch the celebration.

“I feel the social gathering hierarchy have closed the door too early on this concept. I don’t consider Mr Casey is a racist or something prefer it. He’s a person who spoke his thoughts and what he needed to say resonated with many individuals since he obtained almost one in 4 of the votes forged,” Cllr Cahill informed the Irish Unbiased.

Cllr Cahill efficiently proposed that Kerry County Council endorse Mr Casey’s candidature final month. This gave the Unbiased contender the primary of the required 4 council endorsements to get on the poll paper.

Mr Casey yesterday additional stoked issues by saying he would supply management to Fianna Fáil and go on to grow to be Taoiseach. “They undoubtedly want somebody like Peter Casey to shake it up,” he advised Miriam O’Callaghan on RTÉ Radio 1.

“I am 100laptop critical. If the consensus after speaking to them is they do not need me, I am going to type a brand new get together and I am going to name it the brand new Fianna Fáil,” he added.



Peter Casey says he will form Fianna Fail Nua if he is not allowed to join Fianna Fail (Niall Carson/PA)Peter Casey says he will form Fianna Fail Nua if he is not allowed to join Fianna Fail (Niall Carson/PA)

Peter Casey says he’ll type Fianna Fail Nua if he isn’t allowed to hitch Fianna Fail (Niall Carson/PA)

However Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív stated he might by no means vote for Mr Casey – even when he was the one candidate in an election – given his derogatory feedback about Travellers.

Limerick TD Willie O’Dea stated his feedback about individuals unfortunate sufficient to need to depend upon welfare made it unlikely he can be match to be a celebration member. He stated Mr Casey confirmed “unbridled vanity” claiming he would prime the ballot.



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Presidential candidate Gavin Duffy buys his spouse Orlaith a rose (Niall Carson/PA)
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Gavin Duffy and Joan Freeman at Meath County Council Workplaces. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar canvassing for Michael D Higgins on Grafton Road (Photograph: Kyran O’Brien)
Protest: Members of the Travelling group protest towards Peter Casey at Carbragh Bridge. Photograph: PA
Mr Casey visited a housing improvement meant for the Traveller group on Thursday (Brian Lawless/PA)
Controversial Presidential marketing campaign Peter Casey has paid a go to to the homes constructed for Traveller households in Tipperary (Photograph: Mark Condren)
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President Michael D Higgins casts his vote together with his spouse Sabina for the Presidential Election at St Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park this morning.
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26/10/2018, Sean Gallagher casts his vote within the presidential election together with his spouse Trish and son, bobby, 5, on the Charlesland sports activities and recreation centre in Greystones. Pic credit score; Damien Eagers / INM
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President Michael D Higgins leaves the polling station together with his spouse Sabina after voting within the Presidential Election at St Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park this morning.
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President Michael D Higgins and his spouse Sabina outdoors Aras an Uachtarain yesterday.
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Kildare South TD Fiona O’Loughlin stated most of Fianna Fáil’s elected representatives had a monitor report of native work, which Mr Casey lacked. “He appears to assume his membership can be an excellent present to Fianna Fáil. However I doubt he might signal as much as the values of our social gathering that are based mostly on a ‘truthful Eire’,” Ms O’Loughlin stated.

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Talking on RTÉ Radio One yesterday, Peter Casey informed Miriam O’Callaghan stated “it is nonsense” that the social gathering is full.

“They undoubtedly want somebody like Peter Casey to shake it up,” he informed Miriam O’Callaghan.

Responding to options that the celebration is already “full”, Casey stated: “the get together’s full, filled with nonsense. In the event that they don’t actually have room, then they’ve an issue.

“He [Niall Collins] clearly doesn’t know me and he has not made an effort to talk to me, I’d be delighted to speak to him. I consider that 342,000 individuals got here out and stated ‘we help Peter’,” Casey stated in responsee.

“I feel that ought to ship a message and resonate with the very fact how disconnected they’re with the individuals in center Eire, the centre, the hardworking individuals which might be getting up, working and feeling that there is no mild on the finish of the tunnel.”

Requested whether or not he had contacted the social gathering formally but, Casey stated he had doubts that celebration chief Micheál Martin would reply his telephone calls.

“I can definitely perceive why Micheal wouldn’t need me as a result of I truly need his job,” he stated.

“I think Micheál in all probability wouldn’t take my telephone name. I don’t have his quantity.

“I feel Micheál is a really respectable, good and hardworking politician. I feel he’s too good to tackle the likes of Leo Varadkar, who made scandalous, racist remarks about me and hasn’t apologised but.

“Of all of the individuals he is aware of I’m completely not a racist. He is aware of I’ve spent extra time in India than he has.”

He continued; “I feel you must be aligned with a celebration to achieve success in Eire.

“The vote wasn’t a lot a vote for Peter Casey, it was a vote of frustration. The individuals really feel that there hasn’t actually been a authorities for the final three and a half years. This confidence and supply- it simply hasn’t labored in anybody’s profit. 

“I don’t consider as an Unbiased you could be profitable.”

Mr Casey beforehand advised the Irish Unbiased that he needs to hitch Fianna Fáil as a result of the celebration “was all the time concerning the individuals of Eire”, however added it needed to begin “listening once more to actual individuals”.

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