Wednesday July 8, 2020

A coming to power that was anything but conventional

In his first speech as Taoiseach, Micheál Martin said being elected to the role was ‘one of the greatest honours’ anyone could ever receive

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
28th June, 2020
Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin inside the National Convention Centre. Pic: Maxwells

It had been a very tense four months for Micheál Martin. He had hoped to win more seats in the general election rather than lose them, but his party’s poor result meant that he had to enter into a convoluted process of persuading first Fine Gael and then the Green Party to join forces with Fianna Fáil.

Yesterday, dressed in a navy blue suit with a white shirt and...

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