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    Micheál Martin was supremely lucky (Lisbon aside) to get the Foreign Affairs job at just the right time, he has been largely insulated from the worst of the sh1te that has been raining ever since domestically. Many years ago, 1994, a certain property developer and FF donor talked of Martin 'being groomed as a future Taoiseach'. Cowen is listing badly. Is Martin next for the top job, assuming no election?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    Micheál Martin was supremely lucky (Lisbon aside) to get the Foreign Affairs job at just the right time, he has been largely insulated from the worst of the sh1te that has been raining ever since domestically. Many years ago, 1994, a certain property developer and FF donor talked of Martin 'being groomed as a future Taoiseach'. Cowen is listing badly. Is Martin next for the top job, assuming no election?
    Over Dermot Ahern's body. Thats such an appealing prospect, I hope so!

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    Michael Martin will be the first leader of FF not be Taoiseach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    Micheál Martin was supremely lucky (Lisbon aside) to get the Foreign Affairs job at just the right time, he has been largely insulated from the worst of the sh1te that has been raining ever since domestically. Many years ago, 1994, a certain property developer and FF donor talked of Martin 'being groomed as a future Taoiseach'. Cowen is listing badly. Is Martin next for the top job, assuming no election?
    Assuming there isn't another election then it wouldn't surprise me. A spoofer of the highest order though. I laughed when he was minister for enterprise and he tried to let on he knew what he was talking about. Another career public servant is not what we need at this time. back yoour point,he is definitely manouvering himself for a go as leader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droghedasouth View Post
    Michael Martin will be the first leader of FF not be Taoiseach.
    Let's say Lisbon is lost and/or the Greens are threatening to pull out. Is an election inevitable? And why in the hell would Fine Gael want to clean up FF's mess and get the blame for the austere measures implemented to do so?

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    I seem to remember he had some "interesting" dealings with O'Callaghan, so no. Would expect you to know this Toxic..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digout View Post
    I seem to remember he had some "interesting" dealings with O'Callaghan, so no. Would expect you to know this Toxic..
    O'Callaghan was the man who made the prediction in 1994, him being a major (if not the major) player in Cork FF. Martin has spoke up in his defence in the Dáil on occasions, notably when the Lowry/Coveney and Horgan's Quay controversy broke out. Martin received donations from O'Callaghan, though all above board and declared, no imputation of any wrongdoing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    Let's say Lisbon is lost and/or the Greens are threatening to pull out. Is an election inevitable? And why in the hell would Fine Gael want to clean up FF's mess and get the blame for the austere measures implemented to do so?
    National catharsis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digout View Post
    I seem to remember he had some "interesting" dealings with O'Callaghan, so no. Would expect you to know this Toxic..
    We're looking for an angel so....where to look...where to look..that is the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powderfinger View Post
    National catharsis?
    Never heard of them. What's their policy line up like?

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