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# michael-martin - Sunday 20 October, 2019

FF leader asks Dooley and Collins to step down from frontbench pending probe into Dáil votes

Michéal Martin said he spoke with the deputies this morning who both agreed to cooperate fully with the Ceann Comhairle’s inquiry.

# michael-martin - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Micheál Martin said Leo Varadkar is 'obsessed with media presentation'

He described an incident where a conversation they had ended up on a front page the next day as “a bit immature”.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Micheal Martin says Fianna Fáil support for Michael D Higgins as President extends to councillors

Michael Martin explained the reasoning behind the party’s endorsement of a second term for Michael D Higgins as president.

# michael-martin - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Michéal Martin: 'I don't think people want elections' Confidence And Supply This post contains videos

Michéal Martin: 'I don't think people want elections'

The Fianna Fáil leader said he wants another budget to be passed by the government.

# michael-martin - Thursday 18 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge 9 of the quickest reactions to Micheál Martin coming out in favour of Repeal The 8th Repeal The 8th

9 of the quickest reactions to Micheál Martin coming out in favour of Repeal The 8th

“Was he visited by three ghosts last night?”

# michael-martin - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'A mockery of our democracy': Pressure increases on Varadkar to make Dept of Justice docs public

Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.

# michael-martin - Friday 7 July, 2017

Micheál Martin thinks Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is 'being unfair' to gardaí over Jobstown case

Varadkar said people need to trust garda evidence.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Proposals to limit smaller party speaking times is 'attempt to silence radical voices' in Dáil

Fianna Fáil are calling for more speaking time to be given to larger political parties in the Dáil.

# michael-martin - Saturday 14 May, 2016

These are the Fianna Fáil women who could be in line for a promotion

It’s understood Micheál Martin will appoint at least three women to the party’s front bench.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter' UHI

'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter'

Enda Kenny faced a grilling today during Leaders’ Questions.

# michael-martin - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Man sentenced to 17 years in jail for false imprisonment of 11-year-old girl

Michael Martin appeared in Portlaoise Circuit Court today.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Voters are having none of Micheál Martin's denials about possible coalition partners

A new poll shows that six out of 10 people don’t believe the Fianna Fáil leader.

# michael-martin - Thursday 2 April, 2015

'Everyone needs to get behind Dunnes workers, in the name of common decency'

Thousands of Dunnes Stores employees are out on strike today.

# michael-martin - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Fianna Fáil wants Enda to give the Dáil a "detailed explanation" of McNulty-gate

Micheál Martin believes “very fundamental questions” still need to be answered.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Micheál Martin: "I'm preparing to be the next Taoiseach"

The Fianna Fáil leader has also firmly ruled out going into coalition with Fine Gael.

# michael-martin - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Sinn Féin is just 1% behind Fine Gael in the latest opinion poll

And, we’re warning you now, the public were also asked about Garth Brooks in this Sunday Independent/Millward Brown survey.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people

Kenny faced questions from the opposition benches over a decision to suspend gastric band operations at a hospital.

# michael-martin - Sunday 25 May, 2014

From The42 Galway secure emphatic victory over London Report

Galway secure emphatic victory over London

Expectation was high for Paul Coggins’ side following their memorable 2013 exploits.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

"No, is the answer." - Taoiseach won't ask Minister Alan Shatter to resign

Opposition leaders called him to ask Minister Shatter to withdraw remarks made regarding whistleblowers.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Taoiseach accused of having a ‘King Canute’ response to the floods

Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the cost of installing 10km of new flood defences at between €50 and €100 million.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

"Slán abhaile, Madiba" - TDs pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

Party leaders were given time to speak today in the chamber in memory of the South African leader.

# michael-martin - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Taoiseach: Micheál Martin is looking for notice and an opportunity

RTÉ has confirmed Enda Kenny had turned down an invitation to a TV debate. But the Fianna Fáil leader has said he hopes the Taoiseach will change his mind.

# michael-martin - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Martin: This government rammed through bills and it's an abuse of its position

The Fianna Fáil party leader said that if we abolish the Seanad, we will be concentrating more power in the hands of a small group.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

From The42 Michael Meehan's belter and 10 other super scores from last weekend's GAA Highlight Reel This post contains videos

Michael Meehan's belter and 10 other super scores from last weekend's GAA

Take three minutes to relive the bits you can’t afford to miss.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Where are the tapes from the other bailed-out banks? Kenny: ‘I dunno’

The Taoiseach said: “I did ask for all files when I got this job… And there are none…”

# michael-martin - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Greater protections for whistleblowers after penalty points furore

Eamon Gilmore said that legislation is currently being drawn up which will be put before government shortly.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Taoiseach: No one will be forced to quit job if childcare exceeds salary

It disputes comments made by Minister Leo Varadkar who said that childcare costs would have to be taken into consideration in insolvency arrangements.

# michael-martin - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil will return to government in the next election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Fianna Fáil will return to government in the next election?

A new opinion poll shows the party are back on top, but will they move across the Dáil chamber the next general election?

# michael-martin - Monday 4 February, 2013

'Imposing all the losses on citizens is not acceptable' - Micheál Martin

The leader of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin also said that ‘Ireland’s neutrality is a difficult tightrope to walk’.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Extra staff in place to tackle student grant backlog

CEO of SUSI, Jacinta Stewart said over 66,000 applications were received by the online system.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

MSD to shed 90 jobs at Cork plant

The announcement has been met with disappointment today.

# michael-martin - Thursday 9 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# michael-martin - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Gay Byrne out of presidential campaign, before he even got in

Gay Byrne has said that he doesn’t feel the time is right for him to take part in the presidential campaign.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Twitter reaction: the final leaders’ debate GE11 This post contains images

Twitter reaction: the final leaders’ debate

While the final leaders’ debate raged on, we kept an eye on what the Twitter folk were saying. Here are some of yesterday evening’s better tweets.

# michael-martin - Monday 14 February, 2011

Twitter reaction: The second leaders' debate GE11 This post contains images

Twitter reaction: The second leaders' debate

The Twitterati were busy throughout the second leaders’ debate and we’ve picked a selection of their tweets.

# michael-martin - Monday 7 February, 2011

Out to launch: The jargon and the jibes of party campaigns

This morning, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour dusted down the soapboxes as they give green light to first day of electioneering.

# michael-martin - Thursday 3 February, 2011

THE FIRST of what is likely to be several debates between the leaders of Ireland’s three main political parties is to take place next Tuesday, after Fianna Fáil said it was preparing to send leader Micheál Martin into TV3′s debate – regardless of whether Enda Kenny chose to attend or not. FF said discussions on the debate were in their “final stages” and that they expected other debates to be arranged in the coming days.

# michael-martin - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

With the pressure off Cowen for now, the focus shifts to Lenihan's position

As the fallout from last night’s confidence vote continues, the Finance Minister is accused of stretching the truth about his support for the Taoiseach, while other commentators claim Hanafin was trying to sit on the fence.