Was Michael Martin's commentary on the talks today helpful?

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Michael Martin has been criticised by FG and SF over his interventions in the break down of talks. Simon Coveney felt he broke a long standing agreement FG and FF have always had on the north while Pearse Doherty accuses him of blaming everyone without lifting a finger.


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The continued failure of the two dominant political parties in the North to agree restoration of Government is bitterly disappointing.  Politics is supposed to be about governing. The people are being badly let down. Detachment of both governments over last 6 years not helpful.
 


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If anything he's just highlighting how irrelevant his party are.
 

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funnily enough coveney came down on the shinners side in the dail today, according to the news@5:30
 

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Michael Martin has been criticised by FG and SF over his interventions in the break down of talks. Simon Coveney felt he broke a long standing agreement FG and FF have always had on the north while Pearse Doherty accuses him of blaming everyone without lifting a finger.


Michael Martin tweet
The continued failure of the two dominant political parties in the North to agree restoration of Government is bitterly disappointing.  Politics is supposed to be about governing. The people are being badly let down. Detachment of both governments over last 6 years not helpful.
That's what happens when MM can sense O'Cuiv standing close behind him clutching a dagger. He sounded pretty lame on MI this morning and I thought that the RTE interviewer blew a big hole in his claims without much effort. When pressed, MM referred to Kenny and Cameron, which was a bit of an own goal, as Cameron wasn't around when SF pulled down the NIA and Kenny was on his way out.

So yep - much ado about nothing by MM who has very little to bring to the party.
 

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Was Michael Martin's commentary on the talks today helpful?
In a word no. We have to be singing off the same hymn sheet where Northern Ireland is concerned. My take on it is Michael is getting a bit desperate as he and FF sink deeper into irrelevancy.
 

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Run candidates in the north of jog on Mick.

Anyways Mick couldn't give a toss he just wants to spout any crap at all for his mates in RTE and the Indo to grant him a bit of coverage over the next few days. S O'R tomorrow and an several opinion pieces and as editorial regaling the churchillian political insight of the cork ferret.

He must be sick his name dropped from the newscycle, here's hoping FF allow him lead them into the next election.
 

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Sinn Fein and Fg appear to be trying to squeeze ff from both sides .

There really isn’t a need for ff anymore , thanks be to jaysus .
 

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Which is why it was raised in the Dail, was on the news, has its own thread here..

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That still dosen't make it relevant. If you think Martin raising something in the Dail or RTE reporting on it makes it relevant, then I just feel sad for you.
 

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Was Michael Martin's commentary on the talks today helpful?
In a word no. We have to be singing off the same hymn sheet where Northern Ireland is concerned. My take on it is Michael is getting a bit desperate as he and FF sink deeper into irrelevancy.
Why do we have to sing from the same hymn sheet?
 

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That still dosen't make it relevant. If you think Martin raising something in the Dail or RTE reporting on it is relevant, then I just feel sad for you.
Says the person who thinks that his extreme right wing twitter feed is reflective of public opinion
 

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FF will be the largest party again after the next election. Despite what FG and SF supporters on p.ie are stating.
 

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Michael Martin has been criticised by FG and SF over his interventions in the break down of talks. Simon Coveney felt he broke a long standing agreement FG and FF have always had on the north while Pearse Doherty accuses him of blaming everyone without lifting a finger.


Michael Martin tweet
The continued failure of the two dominant political parties in the North to agree restoration of Government is bitterly disappointing.  Politics is supposed to be about governing. The people are being badly let down. Detachment of both governments over last 6 years not helpful.
A very bad effort at political point scoring by Micheal Martin. It has only turned more Nationalists against his party.
Most realise that it was the DUP who can't reach out the hand of equality and collapsed the agreement.
I feel sorry for rank and file members of Fianna Fail if they do get sent to knock on doors and look for votes in Northern Ireland.
 

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I actually think MM missed a major trick on the repeal referendum. He was quite obviously sucking up to the media when he came down in favour of repeal but it's had fnck all effect on FF's chronic poll numbers.

Making a bold stand against repeal would have given him about half the country, including many disgruntled Fine Gaelers who are not happy with Leo & Co being led by the media.
 

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A very bad effort at political point scoring by Micheal Martin. It has only turned more Nationalists against his party.
Most realise that it was the DUP who can't reach out the hand of equality and collapsed the agreement.
I feel sorry for rank and file members of Fianna Fail if they do get sent to knock on doors and look for votes in Northern Ireland.
The tweet was grand until the needless final sentence
 

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funnily enough coveney came down on the shinners side in the dail today, according to the news@5:30
If you study the 'Good Friday Agreement','The Stormont House Agreement',and the 'A Fresh Start - The Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan' then Fine Gael stuck to their position,and have no choice but to do so.
This is from their (FG) Department Of Foreign Affairs And Trade website.
"The Good Friday Agreement is the cornerstone of our commitment to peace and stability on this island."
"It was agreed on 10 April 1998 and overwhelmingly approved in 2 referendums in both parts of Ireland in May 1998."
 


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