Saturday 17 November 2018

Micheal Martin's steel was forged in the fire of FF's 2011 wipeout

Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Four words sum up the past two weeks: complicity, character, cowardice and civility.

Concerned about complicity to put a cloud over Sergeant Maurice McCabe, Micheal Martin had the character to set off for goal. He beat Fine Gael defenders, faint-hearts in his own party, Sinn Fein, and finally Leo Varadkar. In victory, he showed a magnanimity that could help create a new political civility between the two main parties.

Let's tease out these four words a bit more.

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