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REPRIMAND: Anne Rabbitte has criticised the group. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

REPRIMAND: Anne Rabbitte has criticised the group. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

REPRIMAND: Anne Rabbitte has criticised the group. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

A group of Fianna Fail supporters opposing the programme for government is under investigation by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) following complaints people were signed up to Fairer Future without their consent.

Elected and unelected party members have complained about receiving emails from the group thanking them for their support.

The complainants claim they had never pledged to support Fairer Future - which calls for a debate on the programme for government and a no vote in a ballot of Fianna Fail members on the deal with Fine Gael and the Green Party.