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Big issues: Micheál Martin says he wants to pass laws that help people. Photo by Steve Humphreys

Big issues: Micheál Martin says he wants to pass laws that help people. Photo by Steve Humphreys

Big issues: Micheál Martin says he wants to pass laws that help people. Photo by Steve Humphreys

Two portraits of Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera sit against the wall of an adjoining room to the Taoiseach's Office in Government Buildings.

When the Government was eventually formed in June, Micheál Martin announced he intended to hang portraits of both men in his office to mark the end of the century old Civil War between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

Martin says he's not having second thoughts on the historic political agreement - but rather he's swapping the painting of de Valera for one he has in his Leinster House office.