Gaa, Green Tea And The 'Child Of Prague' - What Really Drives Micheál Martin On? - Independent.İe

Gaa, Green Tea And The 'Child Of Prague' - What Really Drives Micheál Martin On? - Independent.İe

GAA, green tea and the 'Child of Prague' - what really drives Micheál Martin on? - Independent.ie

GAA, green tea and the 'Child of Prague' - what really drives Micheál Martin on?

25.1.2020

GAA , green tea and the 'Child of Prague' - what really drives Micheál Martin on?

Micheál Martin has not just wanted to be Taoiseach since he took over as leader of Fianna Fáil nine years ago after emerging from the wreckage of a calamitous government.

Saturday 25 January 2020 GAA, green tea and the 'Child of Prague' - what really drives Micheál Martin on? The Fianna Fáil leader has harboured a 30-year ambition to be Taoiseach. He has suffered personal tragedies and survived the near obliteration of his party. But can the son of a boxing champion knock out Leo? Kim Bielenberg reports Ambition: 'I didn’t go into politics to be a backbencher for life,' says Micheál Martin. 'And in that respect, I intend going as far as I possibly can in politics' Martin with Bertie Ahern and Mary Harney in 1999 At the annual New Year’s Day swim at Courtmacsherry in 2009 Micheál Martin during the introduction of the Smoking Ban in 2004 Family first: Micheál Martin casts his vote during the 2016 General Election with son Micheál Aodh, wife Mary, and daughter Aoibhe in Ballinlough, Cork It was while Martin was first in health that he first worked with Deirdre Gillane, a policy adviser who has been by his side for most of his career since Martin with Brian Cowen in 2000 Read more: Independent.ie

Absolute CUNT Power drives him...nothing else and selective amnesia Mr Martin is a good GAA man,a Gaeilgoir, and hopefully a good family man. That is all positive. A negative about him is he does not do enough for his own city of Cork. He, like a lot of Cork FF, seem more interested in South Dublin and Mid Ulster. Than his own native place.

Message for Paying 5Billlion interest on Fianna Fáil driven bailout debt every year for the rest of our lives is what drives everyone else on. That’s rural broadband and an overpriced Children’s hospital every year Micheal. 50Billion in interest alone since we turfed you out. Thanks much. Did a great job supporting FG got no thanks from them. Gave FF credibility again. New team will do well. Time for change.

FactCheck: The claims made by Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin in the first leaders' debateLeo Varadkar and Micheál Martin clashed last night in a debate on Virgin Media One. We’ve looked at the main claims.

Micheál Martin setting a frantic pace on the streets where every vote will count - Independent.ieAs Micheál Martin began to address the elephant in the room, white smoke suddenly appeared. 'Is that Leo?' the Fianna Fáil leader joked as steam from a vent in the wall behind engulfed 'Hi little baby, I'm going to steal all your Liga biscuits'

The Candidate Podcast: Micheál Martin answers your election questionsThe Candidate Podcast: We will be interviewing party leaders for our GE2020 podcast. This time, Micheál Martin answers your election questions

Martin rules out 'grand coalition' with Fine GaelFianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has ruled out a 'grand coalition' with Fine Gael, saying 'people want change' and 'want Fine Gael out of office'. Ah twould be grand indeed! He was alsonone of the Cabinet would said we were NOT seeking an IMF bailout... when the Troika were already in town.. 'Grand coalition' .. hust remove the grand bit... and he's not lying?

Micheál Martin setting a frantic pace on the streets where every vote will count - Independent.ieAs Micheál Martin began to address the elephant in the room, white smoke suddenly appeared. 'Is that Leo?' the Fianna Fáil leader joked as steam from a vent in the wall behind engulfed 'Hi little baby, I'm going to steal all your Liga biscuits'

Parties left red-faced over signing up to election pledge - Independent.ieFianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was left red-faced - and green-facing - after apparently accidentally committing to an 8pc yearly reduction in carbon emissions - the most ambitious ta FF, is the Party of Governance. Means nothing to them



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