CONOR LENIHAN has confirmed he will NOT be seeking nomination to contest Fianna Fáil’s leadership election, telling RTÉ’s David Davin-Power that having contacted others within the party, too many fellow TDs had already offered their support to other candidates. Lenihan’s withdrawal means that the four currently declared candidates will likely be the only ones to contest Wednesday’s election.
Conor Lenihan is a former TD for the Dublin South West constituency. He is a member of Fianna Fail and was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs with special responsibility for Overseas Development and Human Rights in 2004. Lenihan failed to get re-elected in 2011, getting eliminated on the 4th count.
# conor-lenihan - Monday 26 December, 2011
Family tension getting to you today? Don’t panic – it could be worse. Check out all these catty moments from 2011…
# conor-lenihan - Saturday 20 August, 2011
Nine things you need to know: the latest on the murder of two Down women in Turkey, the grim outlook for the Waterford whale, a high-profile defection in Libya, and Simon Cowell’s plans for the afterlife
# conor-lenihan - Sunday 24 July, 2011
The former Fianna Fáil minister will be overlooked in favour of a younger face, according to reports.
# conor-lenihan - Tuesday 1 March, 2011
The first-year pensions of the 41 Fianna Fáil and Green TDs who failed to keep their seats underlines the price of change.
Our comprehensive list of the beaten TDs from Fianna Fáil and the Greens – and what they’re set to make in retirement.
# conor-lenihan - Monday 28 February, 2011
Well known Fianna Fáil names like Haughey, Hanafin, Coughlan, Andrews and McEllistrim are no longer in the Dáil.
# conor-lenihan - Saturday 26 February, 2011
O’Rourke has conceded she will lose her seat in Longford-Westmeath.
How Fianna Fáil candidates have been reacting to the party’s poor performance at the polls, with one describing it as a “rebuff”.
Everything you need to know from the count so far: we keep you updated every hour, on the half hour. It’s all in the Half-Past Fix.
Fianna Fáil’s Lenihan has admitted he is a “defeated candidate” and said that his colleague Charlie O’Connor is also likely to lose his seat.
Former coalition government parties look likely to lose substantial number of seats, particularly in Dublin, where Conor Lenihan and Paul Gogarty have already conceded.
# conor-lenihan - Sunday 23 January, 2011
# conor-lenihan - Friday 21 January, 2011
Taoiseach has fruitful meeting with Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness in North-South Ministerial Council – but is hit by barrage of questions about his leadership in Q&A afterwards. (And at home, by Conor Lenihan).
It was clearly way past a certain government junior minister’s bedtime on TV3 current affairs show last night…
# conor-lenihan - Monday 17 January, 2011
Fianna Fáil supporters call Brian Cowen a “dead man walking”, says Conor Lenihan, while Billy Kelleher and Willie O’Dea also speak out.
# conor-lenihan - Monday 27 December, 2010
A ‘final’ cost on Anglo Irish Bank, scorn for Conor Lenihan, and questions over Brian Cowen’s Morning Ireland performance.
# conor-lenihan - Monday 29 November, 2010
Conor Lenihan says the state might sell off assets like the ESB or Aer Lingus – but not just yet, given the poor prices.
# conor-lenihan - Tuesday 14 September, 2010
Our pick of the internet’s opinions on the science minister’s decision to attend the launch of a book ‘disproving’ evolution.
# conor-lenihan - Monday 13 September, 2010
Conor Lenihan’s office says the junior minister in charge of science will launch a book condemning Darwinism.