Thursday 15 November 2018

Comment: Micheál's boxed into a corner - so he'll just have to fight his way out

 

Think-in: Micheál Martin with, from left, Anne Rabbitte, Fiona O’Loughlin, Lorraine Clifford-Lee, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, and Lisa Chambers, in Malahide. Photo: Tony Gavin
Think-in: Micheál Martin with, from left, Anne Rabbitte, Fiona O’Loughlin, Lorraine Clifford-Lee, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, and Lisa Chambers, in Malahide. Photo: Tony Gavin
John Downing

John Downing

The French often say: "There are not 36 solutions to this problem."

The problem we speak of right now is the pickle Micheál Martin finds himself in as 'piggy in the middle'.

On one side, he faces Fine Gael demands for an extension of the deal underpinning the current strange Government, and on his own side there are increasingly restive calls to wind up the arrangement from within his own ranks.

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