Leader of Fianna Fail Michael Martin at the Irish Institute of International and European Affairs, in Dublin this morning.
Irish Institute of International and European Affairs, Dublin 2.
Leader of Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin responded to warnings yesterday of ‘Brexit chaos’ by Ireland’s EuU Commissioner Phil Hogan.
“I would make the point that they [Fine Gael] are politicising it. I think Phil Hogan should stay out of domestic Irish politics now for the next week.
That was, to me anyway, a coded, partisan intervention and I just want to make this key point, you know, I kind of remember before Christmas this was a great deal. Everything was great and now in the last 48 hours there is a freight train coming down the tracks.
Big Phil is telling the Irish people that they are in a slumber and so there is a new story being created, a new narrative has been created that things are desperate altogether and I think people are going to see through that, as, as an election creation designed to try and frighten people into voting in certain directions. I don’t think it will work.”
Yesterday: A Bitter Phil