Martin’s brave stand could blow up in his face

Martin’s brave stand could blow up in his face
Micheál Martin: courageous stance could go either way for him Pic: Feargal Ward

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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