Will Fianna Fáil finally cut and run?

Will Fianna Fáil finally cut and run?

The proposed sell-off of 14,000 home loans could tempt Micheál Martin to bring down the government - but as the main legacy issue of the crash, the case would not withstand the scrutiny of any election campaign

The Permanent TSB controversy has thrown Fianna Fáil a political lifeline. It’s a winner unless the party overplays its hand. The proposed sell-off of 14,000 home mortgage loans by the country’s third bank – and probably more to come – to a buyer that may not be regulated is the stuff of political opportunity. The spectre of families losing their homes is potentially incendiary for the government of the day. The complexity of the issue is for government to wrestle with, not for the opposition.

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