Tuesday 26 March 2019

Micheal Martin to announce Fianna Fail front-bench reshuffle

Fianna Fail Ard Fheis
Fianna Fail Ard Fheis
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

FIANNA Fail leader Micheal Martin is to announce a reshuffle of his front-bench, Independent.ie can reveal.

Mr Martin has been calling TDs into his office to assign new portfolios this morning and changes are expected shortly.

He is still meeting TDs and is expected to announce the changes in the coming hours.

Mr Martin has been under serious pressure over the performance of senior front-bench TDs in recent months.

Back-bench TDs are furious with the party's failure to make gains in recent opinion polls and have demanded changes in the party.

Some Fianna Fail TDs who spoke to Independent.ie were unaware Mr Martin was about to make changes to his party. However, other TDs said a '‘small scale” reshuffle will be announced.

The party has been split in recent weeks over the abortion referendum.

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