gra Fianna Fáil will also encourage TDs not to support politicians who are the subject of Garda inquiries when they are appointed to ministerial posts.
Members of Fianna Fáil’s youth wing have voted in favor of a motion urging the party’s TDs “not to cast votes for any person seeking election to the office of Taoiseach if that person is subject to criminal investigations.”
The motion, tabled ahead of Fianna Fáil Ógra’s national youth conference last weekend, also called on TDs “not to support the said individuals in ministerial portfolios”.
By passing the motion, the youth wing central board must address the same motion to the ard fheis of the party.
This means that members of the entire Fianna Fáil party, as well as their ministers, TDs and senators, will vote on the motion at the party convention in a few months.
Tánaiste Mr. Varadkar is still being sued by the Garda for leaking a confidential GP contract to his friend Dr. Maitiú Ó Tuathail examined.
Concerns have been raised over whether Mr Varadkar can be appointed Taoiseach in December as part of the rotating Taoiseach deal between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party while he is still the subject of a Garda inquiry.
the Sunday independent has previously reported that the Tánaiste is anxious for the investigation to be completed.
In political circles it is expected that he will not be charged.
Social Democrat co-leader Róisín Shortall said her party “would have concerns” if the Garda inquiry was not over by the time Mr Varadkar is due to become a Taoiseach later this year.
Separately, members of Ógra Fianna Fáil also voted to end the party’s alliance with the Social Democratic and Labor Party (SDLP) in the north.
The two parties announced a cross-border partnership in 2019, but lately the future of the collaboration has become unclear.
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has insisted his party has a “strong” relationship with Fianna Fáil and that it benefits from support across the political divide.
The members of the Ógra Fianna Fáil also voted to award the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy the freedom of Dublin and the expulsion of the Russian Ambassador Yuriy Filatov.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/fianna-fail-youth-wing-will-call-on-tds-not-to-vote-leo-varadkar-as-taoiseach-if-he-is-still-under-garda-investigation-41520914.html The youth wing of Fianna Fáil will urge the TDs not to elect Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach while he is still under investigation by the Garda