Friday 18 August 2017

The Week that was

Micheál Martin of Fianna Fáil. Photo: Tom Burke
Micheál Martin of Fianna Fáil. Photo: Tom Burke
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A look back at the week's events.

Monday

Fianna Fáil's rivals are to step up efforts to "marginalise" the party and its leader, Micheál Martin, during the upcoming General Election campaign as they seek to portray him as increasingly irrelevant. Political opponents are preparing to seize on the perceived lack of direction from Mr Martin, presenting him as a leader who would prefer to remain in opposition.

Tuesday

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has slapped down the scandal-ridden garda watchdog for snooping on the phone records of journalists. The stinging rebuke places immense pressure on the board of the embattled Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC).

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