Thursday 14 December 2017

Niall O'Connor: Fianna Fáil has passed on its first chance to unseat rival

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at Leinster House. Photo: Gareth Chaney
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at Leinster House. Photo: Gareth Chaney
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

Just 12 months ago, Micheál Martin and his small team of advisers met in Fianna Fáil headquarters to discuss the latest twist of the General Election campaign.

Hours earlier, Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny took the first step towards what many already believed was inevitable: Some form of deal with Fianna Fáil.

The rest, as we all know, is history.

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