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FF senator claims he was 'cheated' out of €114,000-a-year role as Seanad chair

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Fianna Fail Senator Diarmuid Wilson

Fianna Fail Senator Diarmuid Wilson

Fianna Fail Senator Diarmuid Wilson

A senior Fianna Fail senator has criticised what he called the "gross perversion of the party's democratic process" after he lost an internal election to become the chair of the Seanad.

The role comes with a €46,019 top-up which brings the holder of the office's salary to €114,130.

Cavan-based Senator Diarmuid Wilson sent a highly critical letter to Taoiseach Micheal Martin after he was "cheated out of holding high constitutional office" when the position was awarded to his Seanad colleague Mark Daly.