Thursday June 4, 2020

Micheál Martin: ‘I would like to be Taoiseach, yes’

Fianna Fáil is again the most popular party in the country – but its leader isn’t resting on his laurels

17th July, 2016
Micheál Martin says hes had more private conversations with Enda Kenny in the past few months than in the last five years Picture: Fergal Phillips

For five years, Micheál Martin has had to counter the popular view that he would never be Taoiseach and that Fianna Fáil could never recover from its 2011 election massacre. But when he defied the doubters and led his party to 44 Dáil seats in last February’s general election, he encountered a new problem: expectation.

“I have to dampen that down because I’ve learned the hard way,” he says....

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