Micheal Martin only one defeat away from a sacking
FF leader's precarious status is leading to dangerous choices like the Hanafin debacle
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.