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Chief Whip Dara Calleary arrives for the first Cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Chief Whip Dara Calleary arrives for the first Cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

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Chief Whip Dara Calleary arrives for the first Cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

A Fianna Fáil grassroots revolt has been sparked by Taoiseach Micheál Martin's decision to "snub" his deputy leader Dara Calleary.

Fianna Fáil councillors held an emergency meeting over Mr Calleary's appointment as Chief Whip rather than a full Cabinet position and agreed to raise concerns directly with Mr Martin.

Mayo county councillors from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael also voted to write to the new Taoiseach to complain about the lack of ministerial representation from the west.