Martin’s ministerial bingo leaves FF TDs scratching their heads
The new Taoiseach’s picks for cabinet and junior ministries have baffled many within his own party and ruffled plenty of feathers
What strategy was Micheál Martin following? That’s the question being asked by Fianna Fáil TDs in recent days, after the new Taoiseach announced a series of ministerial appointments which heightened tensions in what was already a tense party.
Earlier last week, the theory among some was that Martin had adopted a ruthless approach on purpose. The choices, they said, were those of a man who knew he had only...
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