Sam Smyth: Fianna Fail is losing patience with leader's poor judgment
MICHEAL Martin doesn't want his entry in the official history of Fianna Fail to be a footnote, recalling that he was the first leader never to become Taoiseach.
But the notion of him never leading a government is now being openly discussed by some in the parliamentary party. His critics can tick off a list of failures and attribute them to the leader, some of them accurately and others due to circumstances.
And the circumstances of Brian Crowley withdrawing his candidacy for the presidency yesterday present him with another potential crisis. Was it payback time from his most popular MEP, who must have been insulted and hurt by his leader rushing to endorse Gay Byrne?