Fahey refuses to rule out General Election returnJanuary 4, 2012 - 8:15am
By DECLAN TIERNEY
Speculation is rife that former Government Minister and Galway West TD Frank Fahey is to make a dramatic return to politics at the next general election as Fianna Fáil eye up the possibility of regaining two seats in the constituency.
Fahey was one of the many casualties of the anti-Fianna Fáil backlash at the last general election and this week he did not rule out the possibility of being a candidate next time around.
When contacted by the Galway City Tribune, he did not rule out the possibility of him standing in Galway West in the 2016 general election if the current Government lasts that long.
“I have absolutely no comment to make on the current speculation,” he said but he added that he was still actively involved in Fianna Fáil and was fully committed to rebuilding the party after the February 2011 decimation.
It is understood that Fianna Fáil grassroots are anxious that the former Minister for the Marine makes a return to politics and several approaches have been made to him in this regard.
He still commands a huge amount of support within the constituency.
“It is 30 years ago when I was first elected and I have enjoyed serving the people of Galway West during that period.
“At the moment I am enjoying life but still actively involved in the party and in the whole rebuilding process. But other than that, I have no comment to make at the moment,” he told the Galway City Tribune.
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