Wednesday July 15, 2020

Life in coalition: when the mudslinging has to stop

The dynamic between the three party leaders will decide how long the new government can survive

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

28th June, 2020
Michael Martin Fianna Fáil, Former Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD

Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan have thrown plenty of mud at each other during their careers in politics.

During the Election 2020 campaign, Martin declared that he "wouldn't trust" Leo Varadkar not to go into government with Sinn Féin. “Leo will do whatever it takes to get himself back in as Taoiseach,” he said.

Varadkar got his retaliation in during one of the leaders’ debates by saying that...

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