Thursday 22 June 2017

Micheal Martin only one defeat away from a sacking

FF leader's precarious status is leading to dangerous choices like the Hanafin debacle

Micheal Martin
Micheal Martin
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

WILLIE O'Dea's moustache bristled. Tearing shreds off of Micheal Martin for bringing Mary Hanafin back into the fold, Sean Fleming argued that the party and the voters wanted nothing to do with the former Fianna Fail ministers from the ancien regime.

O'Dea pointed out that he too was a former minister. Fleming clarified he was talking about the ministers who lost their seats in the general election wipeout.

Those who got back in, like O'Dea and Martin, had a mandate, he said, but they didn't need the rest.

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