Updated: 04/05/18 : 12:49:32
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Motion of 'No Confidence' in O'Brien to be tabled by Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin will bring a motion of no confidence in the HSE's Director General Tony O'Brien next week.

There have been repeated calls from the party for O'Brien to resign over the handling of the CervicalCheck crisis.

Mr O'Brien insists he knew nothing about the situation until he saw it on the news last week.

He has also temporarily stepped aside from a board member role with a US Medical manufacturer to deal with the crisis.

Tony O'Brien only has a few months left on his contract and was due to step down in July.

The government have said they think he can better serve an investigation into CervicalCheck by staying in the role.

While Fianna Fáil have been critical of Mr O'Brien, only one TD has publicly called for his resignation.

It will leave Micheál Martin spending the long weekend deciding whether to support the no confidence motion in the head of the organisation he himself set up in 2004.