Pat Rabbitte: There is no clear alternative to Martin in FF’s charisma-free line-up

What do the rebels have to offer? A modern rebuild of the party that could see it as junior partner in a Sinn Féin-led government?

18th July, 2021
Pat Rabbitte: There is no clear alternative to Martin in FF’s charisma-free line-up
Taoiseach Micheál Martin: I don’t expect Jim O’Callaghan and Barry Cowen will be lurking at the mouth of the Jack Lynch tunnel to ambush him anytime soon. Picture: NurPhoto/Getty

Notwithstanding headlines like ‘Fianna Fáil at war’ following the Dublin Bay South by-election, I was not entirely convinced. I do not expect that Jim O’Callaghan and Barry Cowen will be lurking at the mouth of the Jack Lynch tunnel to ambush Micheál Martin, their party leader, any time soon. Nor do I believe that, having scrambled for a decade to attain the office of Taoiseach, Martin will be blown out of office by Marc MacSharry....

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