Tuesday 12 December 2017

Ambitious FFers need to keep an eye on the main chance

The core problem for Micheál Martin is that the old party mantra of more or less being all things to all people simply doesn't work any more. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
The core problem for Micheál Martin is that the old party mantra of more or less being all things to all people simply doesn't work any more. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gerard O'Regan

Some cynics call it "rat-like cunning", but it can never be underestimated in the political game.

One way or another, ambitious Fianna Fáil frontliners need to keep an eye out for the main chance these days, as the party stays stuck at a crossroads without a signpost in sight.

Biding one's time is all very well. But in politics the opportunity to land one of the bigger prizes is often more about timing than anything else.

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