Analysis: Move to Foreign Affairs could let Micheál Martin lay the groundwork for reunification

The Taoiseach is due to swap positions with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar in just under two weeks’ time

Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Picture: Getty

In the decadent surroundings of St Patrick’s Hall at Dublin Castle on Monday morning, Micheál Martin delivered what will certainly be one of his last public speeches as Taoiseach to the Shared Island Forum.

However, as Martin addressed the dynamics of North-South relations, the need to sort out the Northern Ireland protocol, and the urgency of getting Northern political institutions up and running again, you would be forgiven for thinking it was in fact his ...