In fairness to Micheál Martin, the Fianna Fáil leader looked mortified.
But he knew that unless he was prepared to exploit the discomfiture of his Cork colleague, Fine Gael junior minister Dara Murphy, RTÉ would replace him with someone who was.
He also knew that for no fewer than 14 years he himself enjoyed two permanent Garda drivers whether to the airport, Leinster House or Croke Park. And he knew...
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