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Keith Swanick. Photo: Arthur Carron

Keith Swanick. Photo: Arthur Carron

Keith Swanick. Photo: Arthur Carron

A Fianna Fail senator has called on Micheal Martin to resign as party leader.

Dr Keith Swanick wrote to all Fianna Fail councillors to criticise the "monocratic agenda" of the current leadership and called for a clear out of senior party personnel as part of a "fundamental, root-and-branch change" that includes Mr Martin's resignation.

The Mayo-based senator, who is not running for re-election to the upper house, is the first member of the Fianna Fail parliamentary party to call on Mr Martin to resign in the wake of the disappointing general election for the party.