‘This smile is painted on’.
Angela Kerins was Fianna Fail. And not just common or garden Fianna Fail either. She ran for the party’s national executive. She went to the annual Ard Fheiseanna. She chaired the Women’s Political Association and pushed for the promotion of Fianna Fail women. She was so assertive politically that people assumed that she would want to run for the party but she never did.
“We always reckoned Frank Flannery had her in there as a decoy,” a Fianna Fail activist told the Sunday Independent.
“Bertie Ahern was still Taoiseach and the blueshirts thought it prudent to have a Fianna Fail sympathiser at the helm.”
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