Mayo Fianna Fail TD pledges support for Coveney in imminent Sinn Fein no confidence motion

Fianna Fail TD’s who fail to support minister face suspension – claim

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Coveney, it seems will have at least one supporter when a Sinn Fein table motion of no confidence in him comes to be debated in the Dail next week.

Reports indicate that short time Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary has indicated his backing for the minister.

The Taoiseach, it’s reported has warned that Fianna Fail TD’s who refuse or fail to endorse Coveney in the motion of confidence expected to be tabled next week will face suspension.

Coveney is facing opposition calls to step down following the controversy surrounding the appointment of a former government minister to a United Nations role.

Meanwhile, today’s Irish Independent has quoted former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern as saying: Fianna Fáil is in a very bad state. Morale is very low and there doesn’t seem to be a plan.”