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Man behind the mask Micheal Martin, puts a brave face on anticlimactic first trip to Northern Ireland as Taoiseach

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Micheal Martin sitting down with the First and Deputy First Ministers

Micheal Martin sitting down with the First and Deputy First Ministers

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Micheal Martin sitting down with the First and Deputy First Ministers

Circumstances conspired to make Micheal Martin's first official visit to Northern Ireland as Taoiseach an overwhelming anti-climax.

The black face mask that he whipped off and on as he exited and entered the ministerial car told its own story.

Covid-19 seriously restricted the day's events, and it all felt fairly flat.