Michael Martin is no Jack Lynch, Lemass, or Haughey, nor Bertie, just a bitter little man who cannot accept Change and the Vote of the Irish people. This will come back to haunt FF one day and hopefully bury the party. Why? Martin’s Contempt for Mary Lou McDonald, and Sinn Fein. This coronavirus COVID-19 is the greatest threat to mankind probably since Spanish Flu in 1918 and it is no time for playing petty Politics.

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FF and FG may cut another deal if they want to keep SF out.  Martin has a total Bitter Hatred for SF and Mary Lou.   Now is not the time for deep personal Grudges, it is Time for Change as the people Voted for on February 8th this year.


For how long more can the two civil war parties put off a grand coalition if they do another deal, like the Cosy Deal, which made Martin and FF look like Muppets.  Remember to his face, Leo called Matin, “like the Auld Priest going back to the Sacristy after mass and playing his Jingle Balls”. Martin is no Leader? The Article was written before the Fallout globally of the coronavirus. The world has changed dramatically since then, except one Clown Michael Martin, the Invisible Leader of FF.

Fianna Fail’s Micheal Martin. Photo:                   Collins Photos

Fianna Fail’s Micheal Martin. Photo: Collins Photos

On the evening of April 6, 2016, Enda Kenny met Micheal Martin in a small room located between Government Buildings and Leinster House.

During the hour-long rendezvous, the then Taoiseach offered the leader of Fianna Fail a five-year partnership government with a rotating Taoiseach, and equal number of cabinet ministers.

Mr Kenny left the meeting believing his offer had got a fair hearing and returned to brief his senior ministers, including Leo Varadkar on what had happened. “He didn’t rule it out!” Mr Kenny told them as he walked in the door.

Mr Martin talks very dismissively of that offer now, but at the time he slept on it and didn’t actually rule it out until he met Mr Kenny for a second time the following day. The meeting was shorter, breaking off after 10 or so minutes. Mr Martin said he rejected it in the national interest, saying the offer left “a lot to be desired” and was “driven by narrow party interests”.

It was another month before a Fine Gael-led minority government was eventually formed after the two parties cobbled together a confidence-and-supply deal following protracted talks in Trinity College that were dominated not by the crises in health and housing but how they would scrap water charges.

The alliance between the two largest parties in the State endured, against the odds and aided by the Brexit uncertainty, for just under four years. The opposition, particularly Sinn Fein, have in that period dismissed the arrangement as effectively the two parties governing together.

But it has also prompted serious figures in both parties to consider more openly the possibility of actually going into government together, including party grandees on both sides.

In October 2017, former Fianna Fail finance minister Ray MacSharry even claimed that he discussed the idea of a merger of the two parties with Michael Noonan in the 1980s.

“There was quite a level of agreement about it at the time, but the heads [party leaders] wouldn’t hear tell of it and still won’t,” Mr MacSharry told me. For what it’s worth, Mr Noonan, who has retired from politics, said in 2016 he would “never” go into Government with Fianna Fail.

Last week Mr MacSharry was more reserved and on-message. “Fianna Fail have ruled it out and I think they’re right. It’s not going to be easy to ever make that arrangement unless you have a long-term government for five years,” he said.

His son Marc MacSharry, who is running for re-election in Sligo-Leitrim, was in favour of the grand coalition offer in 2016, as were others in Fianna Fail at the time, including TDs John McGuinness and Bobby Aylward.

In this election Mr Martin’s firm rejection of the idea is parroted by his deputies and candidates who are keen to maintain discipline in the campaign.

Privately, they are a bit looser about the reality that could face them if Fianna Fail does not have sufficient numbers to form a government with smaller parties and Independents. Incidentally, the same applies among some Fianna Fail TDs when it comes to the idea of coalescing with Sinn Fein.

The past four years was not the first time Fine Gael and Fianna Fail have co-operated. Between 1987 and 1989, Charlie Haughey’s Fianna Fail minority government was supported in Dail votes by Alan Dukes’s Fine Gael under the so-called Tallaght Strategy.

Mr Dukes told the Sunday Independent that he believes grand coalition could become “the only viable option” after this election. “I used to worry that it would solidify the left, but the way they are performing, they are a long way away from becoming a coherent voice.

“If that’s the case then why not have the grand coalition. I think both of the larger parties will find that somewhat less objectionable than going in with Sinn Fein.”

In Fine Gael there is growing support for the idea at all levels, which is indicative of the party’s seemingly growing acceptance that it will not be in a position to form a government after next weekend. Party figures argue that the country will need a stable government as the Brexit trade talks enter a crucial phase.

Fianna Fail thinks differently, of course, with Mr Martin straight-out rejecting Mr Varadkar’s idea that it would be a coalition of last resort if all other options for government formation failed. Mr Martin remains supremely confident of his ability to have enough seats and enough support among smaller parties and Independents to put together a government. But if he doesn’t he will have to look elsewhere to fulfil his ambition to be Taoiseach.

This weekend he is not ruling out Fine Gael supporting him under a confidence-and-supply deal.

Figures in both parties are more concerned about the rise in support for Sinn Fein than ever before, acknowledging that the surge in the polls is evident on the ground. “There is definitely Sinn Fein growth,” said a senior Fianna Fail figure.

If they are both to remain true to their word of not doing a deal with Mary Lou McDonald then they may have to seriously think about sitting down with each other once again.

Politics, and more specifically government formation, is and will forever be about numbers and after voters go to the polls on Saturday they expect their elected politicians to give them a government – not a second election

Just as in 2016, it may take 70 days and many false dawns for that reality to hit home amongst senior politicians. But when it does, don’t be surprised if it involves the big two doing another deal of some sort and if that is the case it will make the argument against a full-blown grand coalition increasingly redundant.

Stephen Collins: The loss suffered by FF and FG is no reason to hand power over to SF. Collins is another Blue Shirt, who prints out Venom about SF, but the people of Ireland are watching.  This Grand Coalition Talks today could end Bitter, we need a 3 party Government now, for the protection of Lives on this Island. Sadly Martin and Cronies will not listen. 

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Subject: Fwd: The Irish Times Must Also Accept the Will of the Irish People as Expressed in the General Election of 8 February 2020 (Gerald Morgan, Dublin):: ‘We must Have Unity Not Empty Rhetoric’ (Gerald Morgan, Dublin, Sunday Independent, 22 March 2020):: We’re All In This Together, But Not At 203 EURO Per Week
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:36:55 +0000
From: Gerald Morgan <gmorgan1346@gmail.com>
Reply-To: gmorgan1333@gmail.com
To: lettersed@irishtimes.com, dtletters@telegraph.co.uk

 

VBW: GM

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Gerald Morgan <gmorgan1066@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 12:17 PM
Subject: The Irish Times Must Also Accept the Will of the Irish People as Expressed in the General Election of 8 February 2020 (Gerald Morgan, Dublin):: ‘We must Have Unity Not Empty Rhetoric’ (Gerald Morgan, Dublin, Sunday Independent, 22 March 2020):: We’re All In This Together, But Not At 203 EURO Per Week
To: Mary Lou McDonald <marylou.mcdonald@oireachtas.ie>, Micheál Martin <micheal@michealmartin.ie>, Leo Varadkar <leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie>, richard BoydBarrett
Sirs/ Ladies, The era of Civil War Politics ended on 8 February 2020. The Irish people had simply had enough of the selfish incompetence of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael.
As also has the English Parliamentary Party.
The Irish people voted for a government of National Unity led by Mary Lou McDonald TD.
The time for Fine Gael and Fianna fail has run out in Ireland as it has for Old Etonians in England.
It ought to have been Mary Lou McDonald’s turn to carry a bowl of shamrocks to Washington. But in 2020 she had better things to do in Cabra.
Kind regards,
Gerald Morgan, FTCD (Leader: English Parliamentary Party, 2001)
Dr Gerald Morgan, FTCD (1993)
Lydbrook School (1946-1953),
Monmouth School (1953-1961),
Meyricke Exhibitioner, Jesus College, Oxford (1961-1964),
D.Phil. (Oxon.), 1973
Director:The Chaucer Hub.
Tel.: 086 456 56 60
 

 
Per pale argent and gules, a bend counterchanged
On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 3:28 AM Gerald Morgan <gmorgan1066@gmail.com> wrote:
I am grateful to the Sunday Independent for publishing this. The first sentence has mostly been removed, and  I imagine that my friends will on the whale be grateful for this.
Kind regards,
Gerald Morgan FTCD (Leader: English Parliamentary Party, 2001)
Dr Gerald Morgan, FTCD (1993)
Lydbrook School (1946-1953),
Monmouth School (1953-1961),
Meyricke Exhibitioner, Jesus College, Oxford (1961-1964),
D.Phil. (Oxon.), 1973
Director:The Chaucer Hub.

 
Per pale argent and gules, a bend counterchanged
On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 12:27 AM Gerald Morgan <gmorgan1066@gmail.com> wrote:
I have seen the dismay on the faces of the young receptionists, cleaning staff and waiters as their jobs, security and livelihoods have disappeared in a moment.
I know that they cannot live on 203 euro per week. Our TDs of all persuasions ought to try it if they are in any doubt.
The figure that is required is of the order of 450-500 euro per week.
We live in a sovereign republic. It is now the duty of Dail  Eireann and Seanad Eireann to show that there is more to unity and togetherness than empty rhetoric.
All our TDs must show that in this moment of historic crisis we are indeed all in this together as we might not have been, for example, in the Great Famine..
The tragic history of Ireland tells us more eloquently than anything else what we must do in March 2020.
Kind regards,
Gerald Morgan, FTCD (Leader: English Parliamentary Party, 2001)

 

Dr Gerald Morgan, FTCD (1993)
Lydbrook School (1946-1953),
Monmouth School (1953-1961),
Meyricke Exhibitioner, Jesus College, Oxford (1961-1964),
D.Phil. (Oxon.), 1973
Director:The Chaucer Hub.
Tel.: 086 456 56 60
 

 
Per pale argent and gules, a bend counterchanged
Dr Gerald Morgan, FTCD (1993)
The Chaucer Hub
Trinity College
Dublin 2

Fred summarizes:  the above letters were written by one of Ireland’s most eminent Academics, Dr. Gerald Morgan, former Trinity College Dublin and if I may say this man has been in the wars himself against corruption, and more importantly against the cronies within the Establishment of that University.  Gerald Morgan is still standing and writing and I and many others are deeply thankful for this. 

In the meantime, our country Ireland is under “LockDown” and our people are under severe psychological pressure.  The young mothers and fathers with young children in this weather must be facing a nightmare behind closed doors.  This is the Sacrifice we must endure to stop the spread of this Deadly coronavirus COVID-19 – we must save lives especially taking care of our vulnerable and not forgetting the thousands who are homeless and hungry on the streets of Dublin and beyond today. 

Today Martin and Varadkar or maybe their delegates meet to form THE INFAMOUS GRAND COALITION OF THE BLUE SHIRTS AND THE FIANNA FAIL MAFIA TO GAIN POWER AND KEEP SINN FEIN OUT WHO LITERALLY WON THE ELECTION.  IT IS HARD TO DIGEST THE BEHAVIOUR OF MARTIN IN RELATION TO SINN FEIN, IN ONE OF IRELAND’S DARKEST PERIODS IN HISTORY, BUT THIS TIME MICHEAL THE PEOPLE ARE WATCHING AND THEY HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN THAT YOUR PARTY DESTROYED A NATION AND THE IRISH ECONOMY 14 YEARS AGO AND SINCE THEN YOU HAVE LEARNED NOTHING SADLY.  

I will write in due course on the Extra Powers the Gardai have been given in the wake of the current crisis but I  would be very cautious that we don’t turn our Island into A POLICE STATE WHERE THE POWERS CAN BE ABUSED JUST LIKE THE HEAVY GANG WITH THE BLUE SHIRTS IN THE 1970’s.  Viktor Orban, and his push to rule by Decree in Hungary should be watched by EU member states.  Legislation promoted by him is extreme with years of a sentences for breaches of the new legislation proposed by his ruling elites. 

Personally I believe Varadkar is a decent human being privately but politically he lacks the experience and depth required in these dark times and this is why it is vital there should be a three party Government until the storm of this violence is blown away.  I will conclude with this:  It is Alleged that Eoghan Harris is Martin’s adviser in these talks because if it is True I got it so wrong because I thought it was Dustin the Turkey.

 

‘Truth commission is vital’ – son of garda killed in the Troubles

Finian Fallon wants the ‘truth’

The son of the first garda killed in the Troubles has called for an all-island truth and reconciliation process.

Garda Richard Fallon was shot in April 1970 on Arran Quay in Dublin in the course of a bank robbery by members of Saor Eire, a republican terrorist group.

The 43-year-old’s murder sparked outrage, and O’Connell Street was lined with mourners on the day of his funeral.

A ceremony and unveiling of a plaque had been planned for the 50th anniversary of his murder, but it has been postponed due to coronavirus.

Gda Fallon’s son, Finian, said it sparked such a reaction as it was the first death of an Irish policeman on duty since 1942.

“People compared it to John F Kennedy’s funeral in terms of the size, people were lining O’Connell Street to support him,” Mr Fallon said.

“I was four – I remember bits of it, I remember walking up to the graveyard, coats all around me, and I threw a daffodil in after the coffin,” he said.

Mr Fallon said he does not expect justice, but simply wants to know the truth and has called for an all-Ireland truth and reconciliation process.

“I do think the Government and others should acknowledge what went on. The State hasn’t acknowledged its part yet, and I think it’s somewhat cowardly, to be honest,” he said.

“There’s a peace, but it’s not necessarily peace for the victims. The victims are still living with their suffering.”

Mr Fallon said there was controversy over where the guns that killed his father had come from.

The same year saw the Arms Crisis, during which Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney were dismissed as cabinet ministers for alleged involvement in a conspiracy to smuggle arms to the IRA in the North.

Fred, final Summary:  FF AND FG, AND THE MEDIA, ACCUSED MANY IN THIS MURDER OF GARDA FALLON, BUT ANOTHER SOURCE FOR YEARS SAYS, IT WAS ON THE ORDERS OF A FF MINISTER SINCE DECEASED, NEVER UNDERESTIMATE FF IN THOSE YEARS.NOW THEY CLAIM THEIR AS WHITE AS SNOW, WHO KNOWS, SADLY WE WILL NEVER GET THE TRUTH FOR THE FAMILY HERE? FRED,

 

 

 

 

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