Friday 24 March 2017

Micheal's women problems over with three hail Marys

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin

Lise Hand

MICHEAL Martin must have awoken yesterday morning only to find himself in the grip of a severe attack of the deja vus.

For there on the airwaves was a Fianna Fail Mary, dipping a tantalising toe back into the shark-infested waters of national politics, hinting about a return to the fray after losing her seat in the 2011 general election massacre.

But it wasn't Mary Hanafin, whose reappearance in May's local elections led to ructions and left the party leader with a new twist on his woman problem: from having not enough females running on the Fianna Fail ticket, he now had two candidates – the former minister and first-timer Kate Feeney – slugging it out in the same constituency.

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