“I’d have a lot of people who would like to see me back. The party would like to see me back but moreso outside the party, people in my area would like to see me back,” she told Sean O’Rourke on RTE Radio One today.
“I still enjoy politics. I’m still involved in politics… Fianna Fail has to regroup in order to get back to what was more like our heyday. I’m not sure [if I’ll run again]. It’s not for me at the end of the day. I’m a big believer in what the party decides,” she said.
Ms Coughlan said the loss of her husband David to cancer in September 2012 had been tough for her.
“That was very tough. He was very much part of my life. He was the backbone to my career. He passed away and he was just 49 and that was when my life changed. I thought my life changed when I lost the seat, but that was when it really changed,” she said.
She also said Fianna Fail had “no choice” but to guarantee the banks during the economic crisis.