The Convention Centre, Dublin.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin speaks to the press (pic 2) following a parliamentary party meeting to discuss the programme for government with coalition critics Eamon Ó Cúiv, Grandson of Eamon De Valera, (above and top right ) and John McGuinness (top left) looking on.
Seemed to go well.
Mr Ó Cuiv said he seriously fears for the future of Fianna Fáil if the party goes into government with Fine Gael.
While he said he will support leader Micheál Martin in a vote for taoiseach, he said he fears the proposed coalition will result in the demise of his party.
He said the commentary about a re-alignment in Irish politics is false and talk of the “big split” being over is wrong saying: “I reckon the way we are going there will again be two big parties in the future but one of them will not be Fianna Fáil’.
He said there was a choice for the party as to whether it would “go with Fine Gael or go with Sinn Féin or put a national government in place” [post-Covid] and the party has decided to go with Fine Gael.
Earlier: A Limerick A Day