Micheál Martin has sacked Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív from his frontbench.
It’s believed that the Galway man was punished for launching a local election candidate in Tyrone without Martin’s permission. The party has issued a statement this afternoon confirming the move.
“Party Leader and Spokesperson on Northern Ireland Micheál Martin TD met last evening with Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív. During the course of that meeting Deputy Ó Cuív made it clear that he was aware in advance of plans to hold an unauthorised launch of a candidate and agreed to participate in the event.
“In light of this information, regretfully, Deputy Ó Cuív’s continued membership of the Party’s Front Bench is no longer tenable. His portfolio responsibilities will be reassigned in the time ahead.”
Yesterday The Fianna Fail leader also sacked Kerry Senator Mark Daly as the party’s deputy leader in the Seanad for his role in the launch in Tyrone.