Veteran Fianna Fáil senator takes aim at internal sarcasm at Michael Martin while warning parliamentary party

A FIANNA FAIL senator has written to all members of the parliamentary party to criticize the internal sarcasm on leader and Taoiseach Michael Martin.

Senator Ned O’Sullivan wrote that the frequent leaks and drip-feeding to the press by party members in general and the leader in particular is a major cause for concern.

He argues that this is puzzling to so many FF members and the party’s support base across the country and is “harming our prospects for the next general election.”

Senator O’Sullivan warned: “Our leader and Taoiseach, Michael Martin TD, is the most popular politician in the country. A statesman, he is the head and shoulders of all opposition leaders.

“I believe we need him to lead us in the next general election. The seats of many backbenchers would not be secure without him.”

While there may be many deserving and talented leaders waiting on the front bench, “in 2025 without Michael Martin, we would be playing without our trump card”.

Senator O’Sullivan claims that party councilors are “particularly upset and concerned” over the TDS, making noise against the leader, as was the case at a recent parliamentary party meeting when the Taoiseach is doing business abroad. was.

“I believe that Fianna Feel’s image as a cohesive, cohesive force, which has always been our trademark, is being seriously eroded,” he told aides, addressing the issue of undermining the leader. Should be addressed as an absolute priority.

“A Taoiseach and our own cabinet members and ministers of state are doing a great job. Every week we see what the FF is giving in government, in every constituency,” writes Senator O’Sullivan.

“Nevertheless, the perception remains that the PP is dissatisfied with their efforts. We need to listen to the backbenchers who stand up for our ministers.

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“Unfortunately, it is the negative commentary that is gaining traction. The media is enjoying it fiercely, as is the opposition.

A TD loyal to the leader who received the message told Meczyki: “Fair game to Ned – he has guts. What’s happening isn’t right. The Taoiseach has had to put the nation first, but there are signs the public knows it.”

“Leaving a successful leader and a proven politician can be suicidal at this point in time. Now more people need to come out and support what Ned is saying.”

Senator O’Sullivan said he had repeatedly warned the party that if it was seen to be ‘soft’ on Sinn Féin, it was in danger of losing its dominant middle-class, middle-aged vote, which it believed to be appear to be on par with the opponent. Martin Caucus.

“I am meeting more and more taxpayers – teachers, gardai, civil servants, small businessmen, farmers, people in retirement who are afraid of SF,” he says.

“These guys have no doubt where FG stands, but increasingly, they see signs of major FF backbenchers collaborating with both SF and their cover organizations.”

The senator claims that FF members are increasingly visible on such platforms and giving them credibility. “It’s far better for us to give total FF support to the Taoiseach’s ‘Shared Island’ program – I find it absolutely happening with a few notable exceptions,” he said.

He says: “We are the Republican Party. We do not believe in violence, coercion or criminality. The united Ireland we want to see will never be achieved through bullying and hatred. This has been clarified by every leader of our party.

“We did not work to get the Good Friday Agreement to facilitate the false narrative of SF. We have seen the reality and it has not been forgotten. Don’t be deceived by clever, devious hypocrites.”

Another prominent member of the party told Meczyki: “That’s a bloody good corrective, isn’t it? He’s giving quite a few guys a smart kick in the pants.”

Senator O’Sullivan told TD, Senator, MEP, and Taoiseach himself: “I’ve been a public representative for forty years now. In that time I’ve never been afraid to tell things honestly, as I see them, sometimes— Sometimes at your own cost.

“Writing you, I have no motivation, only for Fianna Fell’s continued existence and growth.

“I respect every member of PP and I look forward to seeing each of you return in 2025. I will be in my mid seventies by 2025 to assure you that what I write is from the heart .

“I will copy it to all PP and I will not make it available to the media. I believe no one else will.”