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Liam Weeks: 'Martin risks the same fate that befell his 'doppelganger' Dukes'

Fianna Fail's leader has renewed his party's pact with Fine Gael in the "national interest". It could backfire on him, writes Liam Weeks

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'Micheal Martin cannot afford to wait as long as most artists' Photo: Damien Eagers

'Micheal Martin cannot afford to wait as long as most artists' Photo: Damien Eagers

'Micheal Martin cannot afford to wait as long as most artists' Photo: Damien Eagers

'When the Government is moving in the right direction, I will not oppose the central thrust of its policy. If it is going in the right direction, I do not believe that it should be deviated from its course, or tripped up on macro-economic issues.

"No other policy of opposition will conform to the real needs of the Irish people. Any other policy of opposition would amount simply to a cynical exploitation of short-term political opportunities for a political advantage which would inevitably prove to be equally short-lived. I will not play that game."


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