MacSharry resigns from Fianna Fail Parliamentary Party

‘Will be voting no confidence in Minister Coveney’

Sligo News File

Marc MacSharry TD

Sligo-Leitrim Fianna Fail deputy Marc MacSharry has resigned from the parliamentary party.

His announcement follows the party’s decision to cold-shoulder his request for an internal debate ahead of the imminent Sinn Fein no confidence motion in Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney later today.

In his resignation letter to the Taoiseach Micky Martin, MacSharry said the party’s voting intentions had once again been dictated by Government without debate and the input of the Fianna Fail parliamentary party members.

Stating he was elected to serve “a democratic Republic,” he added he had no option but to resign the Fianna Fail Party whip with immediate effect “and will be voting no confidence in Minister Coveney this evening.”