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Guess who's back? Brian Cowen hits the campaign trail in Tullamore
Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher was joined on the campaign trail by the former Fianna Fáil leader this weekend.

SOME FAMILIAR FACES from the last Fianna Fáil cabinet are resurfacing of late – with this weekend seeing the return of one recognisable former Fianna Fáil leader, the previous Taoiseach Brian Cowen.

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Out on the campaign trail with MEP Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher in Offaly, Cowen made his first contribution to Fianna Fáil’s campaign by hitting the streets of Tullamore and posing for photos with the European candidate hopeful and local constituents.

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However, it might not be the best way to garner votes for the MEP, as a Millward Brown poll in today’s Irish Independent finds that bringing back the “old guard” of Fianna Fáil will result in a backlash from voters.

Too soon? 

Results published in the newspaper finds that more that one in three voters say they are less likely to vote for the Fianna Fáil party if former ministers are brought back.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, leader of Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin said he didn’t think that appearances from past ministers would hinder their chances, stating that party members are “entitled to support candidates across the country”.

What do you think?

Do you think it’s too soon for former Fianna Fáil ministers to make their return? 

Poll Results:

Yes (3794)
No (684)
I don't know (134)

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