FF must rebuild from ground up
Whether Martin has what it takes to turn his party around remains to be seen, says Jody Corcoran
Published 28/08/2011 | 05:00
Eight years ago, at a conference in Galway, Enda Kenny pottered around a hotel lobby late at night to look for some company to keep. He was the new leader of Fine Gael. Few thought he would ever be Taoiseach.
FG was in the doldrums, virtually wiped out at the polls the year before. Kenny had become leader by default. That night in Galway, he seemed a man overwhelmed.
His circumstance then, and now, could scarcely be compared with that of Micheal Martin and Fianna Fail, although there are marked similarities.