Thursday October 29, 2020

The Fianna Fáil gifts that keep on giving for the opposition

Comment: The FF backbenchers are always looking to blame somebody else for their failures – even if that’s the Taoiseach and their own party

20th September, 2020
Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Éamon Ó Cuív, the Galway West TD: Ó Cuív has challenged Martin’s leadership at practically every opportunity since the party’s 2011 leadership contest. Picture: Sam Boal/

You would wonder what Micheál Martin did in a past life to deserve backbenchers like Marc MacSharry and Éamon Ó Cuív, two grand old Dukes of York who march up to the top of the hill and march back down again. The huffing and the puffing of all this marching and self-importance is a sight to behold.

It must surely be a strategy by the opposition parties to sit tight,...

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