Editorial: Fianna Fáil has a lot more work to do before its problems will be solved

There is no quick-fix solution to the issues that face the party and significant policy decisions are looming as the economy starts to pick up again

Norma Foley, TD, Niamh Smyth TD, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Mary Butler TD, Fiona O'Loughlin TD, Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee at the Fianna Fáil think in at the Slieve Russell hotel in Cavan. Picture Conor McCabe Photography

The return of the Dáil this week has been preceded by a round of party think-in events.

The most attention has been focused on Fianna Fáil’s gathering in Cavan, amid continuing pressure on its leader, Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

The demands from rebel backbenchers for him to step down were relatively muted, as the party pored over its long-awaited report into its loss of seven seats in last year’s general election.

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