Cowen Among Those Critical Of Taoiseach At Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party Meeting

Another TD called Micheál Martin a "disgrace" for his handling of the Varadkar leak controversy.

The Taoiseach has been branded a 'disgrace' by a member of his own party over his handling of the Leo Varadkar controversy.

At a Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting last night, Micheál Martin was told there's 'palpable anger' among members seeing him out as the 'chief flag flyer' for the Tánaiste.

In a scathing attack at last night's meeting, Marc MacSharry said he was 'beyond disgust' at the Taoiseach's defence of Leo Varadkar, who he described as 'the sacred cow'.

The Sligo-Leitrim TD said there wasn't 'a six year old in the country' who couldn't see through the Tánaiste's 'fairy tale account' for leaking a confidential IMO contract to a rival GP union.

He said there was 'palpable anger' throughout the country from members to see the Taosieach out as his 'chief flag flyer'.

He criticised Micheál Martin for throwing Barry Cowen and Darragh Calleary 'under the bus' and claimed the Taoiseach's 'obsession' with Sinn Féin and the Troubles handed them hundreds of thousands of votes they were never getting back.

He then accused his leader of being the cause of the party's poor polling rating.

Former Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen also voiced his frustration at the Taoiseach for not get treated in the same way as the Tánaiste.


STATEMENT: Leo Varadkar will address the issue and take questions in the Dail.

Posted by Midlands 103 on Monday, 2 November 2020

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