Lise Hand: Humility, modesty and an apology. How things have changed
Martin is taking over a dwindling platoon of demoralised troops who are facing a savage kicking
The M-word was everywhere. Not Micheal, not Martin, but Mistake. It took the new leader of Fianna Fail mere minutes to utter the one phrase which had eluded his predecessor despite numerous attempts to drag it out of him.
"I am sorry for the mistakes we made as a party and that I've made as a minister. Very sorry for those mistakes that we made," he stated at the very start of his first press conference yesterday afternoon.