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Changing face of Irish politics looks very familiar - but it's playing a new tune

Kevin Doyle


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‘Reservoir Dogs’ march up Merrion Street: Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin arriving at Government Buildings with his negotiating team to sign off on the draft agreement. Photo: Mark Condren

‘Reservoir Dogs’ march up Merrion Street: Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin arriving at Government Buildings with his negotiating team to sign off on the draft agreement. Photo: Mark Condren

‘Reservoir Dogs’ march up Merrion Street: Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin arriving at Government Buildings with his negotiating team to sign off on the draft agreement. Photo: Mark Condren

The 'changing' face of Irish politics looks very familiar this morning, but it is playing a new tune.

When Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin met in Government Buildings last night they maintained the social distance was greater than a century of political difference.

Eamon Ryan's presence merely ensured the hand of history had green fingers.