Marc MacSharry resigns the Fianna Fáil party whip

TD for south Donegal Marc MacSharry promoted to the Fianna Fáil frontbench

Deputy Marc MacSharry

Sligo-Leitrim Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry  has resigned the party whip and will vote no confidence in Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, this evening in a Dáil motion being brought by Sinn Féin.

He also represents parts of south Donegal in the Dáil. 

In his letter of resignation, Deputy MacSharry said: "I was elected to serve a democratic republic - not one which applies different rules and sanctions depending on the identity or the position of people involved."

Mr MacSharry has long been an outspoken critic of the Taoiseach, arguing the party was being damaged by the position it was taking in Government.

"I will work to the very best of my ability in line with my Fianna Fáil traditions, its constitution, and values from which the current leadership regime have unilaterally chosen to completely depart," he said.

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