Updated: 09/10/17 : 06:38:27Printable Version
By Eugene McGloin
FIANNA FÁIL leader Michael Martin heard criticism at a party meeting in recent days by two TDs in this area.
MacSharry and Pat The Cope Gallagher were in a group of up to half a
dozen rural TDs critical of the party's ''submissive attitude'' to Fine
Both TDs from this region were named by The Sunday Business Post and The Irish Mail on Sunday.
The Fianna Fáil leader was warned his party was becoming the Labour Party of this administration.
''Fine Gael are getting all the praise and we are getting all the blame,'' said the source quoted by journalist John Drennan.
It wasn't just the leader got an ear-bashing either, according to national media yesterday, Sunday.
TDs negotiating with the Government on the Budget, including Dara
Calleary of Mayo and Michael McGrath from Cork were criticised this
clowns think they are in government. Fine Gael must be laughing their
heads off at the lads coming in thinking they are Ministers,'' one FF
The Irish Mail on Sunday
said yesterday that there were ''heated exchanges'' between the party hierarchy and some backbenchers.
Meanwhile, The Sunday
Business Post said ''some TDs believe they do not have enough input
into decisions being taken by (Michael) Martin and his senior
Said one frustrated TD: ''They want us all to follow blindly because they want everything shoved through.
''They're having the best of times and we're getting fecking blamed for anything,'' one TD was quoted.