Martin’s brave stand could blow up in his face
Yes, Irish society has changed, but the outcome of the Eighth Amendment referendum is hardly a foregone conclusion
It looks like I was wrong about Micheál Martin. I was sure that his support for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment and for the recommendations of the all-party Oireachtas committee would boost his own, and his party’s, poll numbers in urban Ireland. The polls taken in the wake of his speech in Dáil Eireann, which surprised many people, reflected no bounce for himself or for Fianna Fáil. Somehow, I am not persuaded that the story ends here.
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