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Fiendish plan fools no one

The truth hurts. Nobody knows this better than Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, long-time linchpin in a party with a shameful history of corruption and incompetence. In a stunt worthy of his most devious predecessors, however, Martin (pictured right) has concocted a fiendish plan: he will use the ugly truth about his own party as a weapon to hurt his opponents.

Martin has accused Enda Kenny of behaving like a dictator, adding poison to the lance by likening Kenny to Charlie Haughey. Inter-party name-calling is hardly news, but Martin's deployment of the H-bomb is remarkable. Ordinarily, Haughey and his henchmen are never mentioned by Fianna Fáil bigwigs – for fear of reigniting some explosive questions.

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