Talks could get prickly as political porcupines face off
Varadkar’s agreement to a second meeting with Martin reinforces the view that Fine Gael is willing to cut a deal, but it could take time
The old joke about how porcupines mate came to mind as Micheál Martin briefed the media today about his meeting with Leo Varadkar.
The answer to that gag – “very carefully” – summed up the mood as to how the two parties’ pre-negotiation negotiations are proceeding.
According to the Fianna Fáil leader, Varadkar repeated Fine Gael’s well-worn line that the party wants to go into opposition.
Despite this, the Taoiseach agreed to meet Martin again, ...