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The ruthless altarboy: how Micheál Martin has a habit of turning on those loyal to him

Fionnán Sheahan


The Taoiseach didn’t get to where he is today without separating friendships from the politics, writes Fionnán Sheahan

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New Taoiseach Micheal Martin with wife Mary after he arrived home in Cork. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

New Taoiseach Micheal Martin with wife Mary after he arrived home in Cork. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

New Taoiseach Micheal Martin with wife Mary after he arrived home in Cork. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The circus is back in town. Fianna Fáil has returned in style. Only a week into the party's first taste of power in almost a decade and already there is disgruntlement, disaffection and disillusion. Allied to the anger, outrage and upset are allegations of heaves, conspiracies and botched strokes.

The skulduggery within the party showed how politics was so boring for the past decade.

The selection of ministers has left a dozen Fianna Fáil TDs disappointed at being left out.


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