Polaiteoir agus iar-aire rialtais Éireannach de chuid Fhianna Fáil is ea Mícheál Ó Máirtín (Béarla: Micheál Martin) (rugadh 1 Lúnasa 1960), a toghadh mar cheannaire an pháirtí sin ar 26 Eanáir 2011. D'éirigh leis a bheith tofa chun na Dála den chéad uair in olltoghchán 1989 agus ceapadh é ina aire sinsearach rialtais ceithre huaire le linn d'Fhianna Fáil a bheith i réim ó 1997 go dtí 2011. Is é an cháil is mó atá air ná gurbh é an tAire Sláinte a thug isteach an cosc iomlán ar chaitheamh tobac in áiteanna oibre in Éirinn sa bhliain 2004. Bhí an-rath ar an ...
There have been calls for the reopening of Ireland's embassy to the Vatican, to mark the election of a new pope.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin congratulated the new pontiff, and praised RTÉ's coverage of the election, saying it reflected a deep interest among Irish people.
He asked if the Government would now consider providing funds to reopen the embassy to the Holy See, which was closed on grounds of cost.
His call was backed by Independent TD Michael Healy Rae, who said it would be a gesture to the new pope.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said links with the ...