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It would be interesting to be a fly on the Martin/Duffy kitchen wall - after pair took opposite sides on coalition deal

John Downing



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Catherine Martin and her husband Francis Noel Duffy. Picture: Mark Condren

Catherine Martin and her husband Francis Noel Duffy. Picture: Mark Condren

Catherine Martin and her husband Francis Noel Duffy. Picture: Mark Condren

It would be interesting to be a fly on the Martin/Duffy kitchen wall at breakfast time to puzzle out this one. Catherine Martin is for this coalition deal, while her husband and Dáil colleague, Francis Noel Duffy, is against it.

Dublin-Rathdown TD Martin is deputy leader of the Green Party, an opponent of even entering coalition talks, but leader of the party's negotiating team.

Duffy, newly elected TD for Dublin South West, was one of the three party TDs who abstained on this deal.