Martin coy on issue of second candidate


While praising Deputy Eugene Murphy’s “huge” performance at the last election, Micheál Martin said that any second Fianna Fáil candidate would be chosen using an “evidence-based approach”.

  “That’s a matter for the constituencies committee. They’ll do more research and consult locally with the organisation and take soundings.Ultimately we won a great seat last time and we are obviously anxious to retain that seat. Eugene put in a huge performance. He’s respected across party divisions, very articulate on the floor of the House and a very able representative of Roscommon and his constituency. Anything that facilitates the return of Eugene is something that we would be very keen on but we’ll make that assessment,” he said.