Taoiseach says the Marc MacSharry issue could have been resolved “quite easily” without TD resigning from the party

TAOISEACH Micheal Martin said he believed the issues with Sligo-Leitrim TD Marc MacSharry could have been resolved “quite easily” without the Fianna Fáil politician resigning.

r Martin – speaking in Tipperary – said he didn’t think the matter warranted the departure of the longtime TD.

Mr MacSharry – an outspoken critic of Mr Martin – resigned from Fianna Fáil on Tuesday, confirming he will now serve as an independent in the Dail.

He is also expected to stand as an independent in the next parliamentary elections.

The Taoiseach insisted that matters could have been resolved without Mr MacSharry resigning.

“Marc had resigned from the parliamentary group,” he said.

“From my point of view, the problems could have been solved quite easily. Marc made the decision and I wish him all the best.”

Mr MacSharry was unhappy with the way a complaint was being handled by a local Fianna Fáil councillor, Donal Gilroy.

The issues involved revolved around a private WhatsApp group set up by Mr MacSharry and comments posted on the private chat group about resources for Sligo University Hospital.

Matters centered on the type of language used in some of the exchange conversations.

The language has been variously described as “robust” and “expressive”.

In July, Mr. MacSharry criticized Mr. Gilroy for comments he made to Ocean FM about the TD’s efforts to secure additional cardiology services for their local hospital.

“Nothing beats trying to pluck defeat from the jaws of victory,” Mr MacSharry wrote on Fianna Fáil’s WhatsApp group.

“You pretty much tried to fuck me there, poured water over it and praised [Fine Gael minister Frank] Feighan and the others. It would make your hole sick. Good man, good luck,” he added.

When Mr Gilroy spoke again about the cath lab on his local radio station on October 3, Mr MacSharry questioned his motives.

“Donal. What the hell?? Ocean (FM) again this morning on cardiology services. For heaven’s sake, for what purpose???” he wrote.

Mr MacSharry resigned from Fianna Fáil and criticized Taoiseach Micheál Martin for his handling of Mr Gilroy’s complaint.

Several Fianna Fáil TDs said they were both “surprised and disappointed” by Mr MacSharry’s decision to quit the party.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/taoiseach-says-marc-macsharry-issue-could-have-been-resolved-fairly-easily-without-td-resigning-from-party-42120102.html Taoiseach says the Marc MacSharry issue could have been resolved “quite easily” without TD resigning from the party

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