Thursday August 13, 2020

Three’s company: the pressures facing the party leaders

Leo Varadkar has relatively little to worry about, but Eamon Ryan has to pull off a difficult balancing act and Micheál Martin is under attack from sections of his own party

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
17th May, 2020
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There are three party leaders receiving constant updates on the progress of the government formation talks in Agriculture House in Dublin. Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan

There are three party leaders receiving constant updates on the progress of the government formation talks in Agriculture House in Dublin. Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan are all under pressure to varying degrees, and must ensure that any deal that emerges can be voted through by their membership.

They all know that any new government is going to face constant criticism from Sinn Féin. Mary Lou McDonald‘s party has already been...

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