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Unionists have a friend in Taoiseach Martin, a man distrusted by republicans

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Micheal Martin (Brian Lawless/PA)

Micheal Martin (Brian Lawless/PA)

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Micheal Martin (Brian Lawless/PA)

If unionists did taoisigh, they couldn't come up with a better one than Micheal Martin.

They see him as genuinely having zero interest in a border poll in any time-frame.

Since he took office the DUP and UUP have heaped praise on his shoulders - which makes republicans even more wary of him. As the new Taoiseach arrives on his first official visit to Belfast today it feels for unionists as if they now have a real friend from Dublin calling by.