Martin puts election on hold and new FG leader on notice
Fianna Fail support is on the up as the national mood improves, but an election is likely in 2017
In 12 months, or even 12 weeks' time Micheal Martin may look back on the events of last week and say to himself that was the moment he should have pulled the plug.
The capacity for incompetence which still surrounds this Government may give him another opportunity to sate a certain feeling of 'buyer's remorse' within the party this weekend.
This feeling is that Micheal Martin may have blown the best chance he will ever have to bring down the Government and see Fianna Fail return to power.