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Inside the Fianna Fáil meeting: The class sit diligently in front of Micheál but dissenting voices pipe up against deal with Leo

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Fianna Fail’s Micheal Martin. Photo: Collins Photos

Fianna Fail’s Micheal Martin. Photo: Collins Photos

Micheal Martin and Leo Varadkar. Photo: PA

Micheal Martin and Leo Varadkar. Photo: PA

Micheal Martin of Fianna Fail reacts to being elected to the 33rd Dáil at the Irish General Election count for the Cork South-Central constituency 
 (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Micheal Martin of Fianna Fail reacts to being elected to the 33rd Dáil at the Irish General Election count for the Cork South-Central constituency (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Fianna Fail’s Micheal Martin. Photo: Collins Photos

The Fianna Fáil parliamentary party room is set up like a theatre-style university classroom.

The leader sits at the top of the room and the elected members sit diligently in rows of chairs in front of him.

There’s a portrait photograph of Micheál Martin on the wall with a tricolour and EU flag on either side of him.