Monday 25 June 2018

Regrets? Martin may have a few but election will still be hard won for Leo

The troops may be restless in Fianna Fail but voters value 'trust' and 'prudence' and will not be bought by the Budget, writes Jody Corcoran

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

It must cross Micheal Martin's mind these days that had he accepted Enda Kenny's offer of an 'equal partnership' Grand Coalition in 2016 he could reasonably expect to be Taoiseach this year.

Martin angrily rebuffed the offer back then when, alternatively, he could have negotiated an occasionally mooted 'rotating Taoiseach' deal in such a Fine Gael/Fianna Fail coalition.

Make no mistake, Kenny was desperate enough to concede it.

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