McGuinness stance poses danger to FF miracle
SOMEHOW it seems more than 15 months since Micheal Martin stood in the RDS in Dublin and uttered the 's-word'. He did it straight and with some style.
"We were in government and we should have acted differently. We made mistakes. We got things wrong. And we are sorry for that. No equivocation. No half-apology. Just the plain, unvarnished truth."
Mr Martin received a standing ovation from the 4,000 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis delegates. It was Saturday March 3, 2012, and just one year and five days after the party's electoral meltdown.