The Irish Times is reporting that a leadership struggle is going on within the PD’s.
The Progressive Democrats have been convulsed by a power struggle over the past week with Michael McDowell claiming he had an arrangement with Mary Harney that she would step down as party leader before the next election,
While peace seems to have been declared.
At the meeting, which lasted for more than three hours, there was a frank exchange of views between the two sides but the consensus was that it would be suicidal for the party to embark on a leadership struggle with a year to go to a general election.
In the event, Mr McDowell withdrew his threat not to run in the next election while Ms Harney made it clear she would not be making any attempt to remove Mr McDowell as party president or Minister for Justice.
It remains to be seen will this split the party and how it will effect the party in the future will it damage it’s election chances.
Also on Irish Election.