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Memories of the past, concerns for the future: FF remains divided on FG coalition

Micheál Martin has to contend with a divided party and slipping poll ratings while striving to emerge from the government formation talks as the next taoiseach

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

14th June, 2020
For Micheál Martin, the margin between triumph and disaster is very tight. Picture: Collins

Micheál Martin has been calling party sceptics for months now to convince them of his plan to enter government with Fine Gael and the Green Party. But Deirdre Kelly, a Fianna Fáil councillor in Cork, is one of those who is going to reject her party leader‘s proposed programme for government, regardless of its contents.

“He explained to me his views, and I explained to him my views. For...

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