Taoiseach Visits Donegal Amid Dispute

The Taoiseach is making a visit to Donegal today as reports emerge of a rift within the Fianna Fail party in Donegal North East.

A dispute is believed to have developed between the two Fianna Fail candidates in the forth coming local elections, Jim McDaid and Niall Blaney.

Speaking ahead of his visit this afternoon, Taoiseach Brian Cowen said it's important that all Fianna Fail members work together for the good of the party.

Speaking of the county's current economic difficulties, Mr Cowen said he is confident the right people and plans are in place to see Donegal move successfully away from traditional industries which have all but disappeared.

Mr Cowen added the Tanaiste and others were working on a transition plan, which would see the county create alternative employment particularly in the area of tourism.


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