Fianna Fail TDs are revolting

Poor Micheal Martin - wonder if he'll be given an easy ride in the media.




EXCLUSIVE The expletive-laden texts at the centre of bullying probe as Marc MacSharry resigns from Fianna Fáil


Marc MacSharry has resigned from Fianna Fáil, ending his family’s association with the party that stretches back nearly 40 years.

In a strongly worded statement, Mr MacSharry said his decision to quit is due to Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s handling of an investigation into a bullying complaint made against him by a Fianna Fáil councillor.

The Sligo-Leitrim TD described the complaint made by councillor Donal Gilroy as “highly politically motivated”, adding that its timing was “unquestionably suspicious” given it was made ahead of his readmittance to the party.

“The handling of this complaint has involved the blatant manipulation of written Fianna Fáil party procedures together with a breach of confidentiality and denial of due process by party officials and the leadership,” he said.



The Irish Independent can also reveal the text messages at the centre of the bullying complaint by Mr Gilroy.

The expletive-filled messages, which appeared in a Fianna Fáil WhatsApp group for Sligo representatives, show Mr MacSharry sharply criticising Mr Gilroy for comments he made on Ocean FM about the TD’s efforts to secure additional cardiology services for their local hospital.

“Nothing like trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory,” Mr MacSharry wrote into the group on July 13.

“Ye fairly tried to f**k me there pouring water all over it, praising (Fine Gael minister Frank) Feighan and the others. It would sicken yer hole. Good man best of luck,” he added.
 
Easy to resign now. Probably thinks there'll be a change in leadership soon enough and he can honorably rejoin.

Given his political lineage, he clearly should have been more capable for the cut and thrust in what is essentially a rural constituency with the usual comhairle and cumann internecine warfare.
 
Easy to resign now. Probably thinks there'll be a change in leadership soon enough and he can honorably rejoin.

Given his political lineage, he clearly should have been more capable for the cut and thrust in what is essentially a rural constituency with the usual comhairle and cumann internecine warfare.
Who was it who said re mcsharry sometimes talent skips a generation,?
 
Easy to resign now. Probably thinks there'll be a change in leadership soon enough and he can honorably rejoin.

Given his political lineage, he clearly should have been more capable for the cut and thrust in what is essentially a rural constituency with the usual comhairle and cumann internecine warfare.

He's a complete embarrassment.


Should be finished after this.
 
The Irish Independent can also reveal the text messages at the centre of the bullying complaint by Mr Gilroy.

The expletive-filled messages, which appeared in a Fianna Fáil WhatsApp group for Sligo representatives, show Mr MacSharry sharply criticising Mr Gilroy for comments he made on Ocean FM about the TD’s efforts to secure additional cardiology services for their local hospital.

“Nothing like trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory,” Mr MacSharry wrote into the group on July 13.

“Ye fairly tried to f**k me there pouring water all over it, praising (Fine Gael minister Frank) Feighan and the others. It would sicken yer hole. Good man best of luck,” he added.
If the messages quoted by the Indo are the root of the bullying complaint, then Mr Gilroy needs to take a good long hard look at himself. Saying that MacSharry always came across as a pompous, arrogant, self absorbed, angry man.
 
If the messages quoted by the Indo are the root of the bullying complaint, then Mr Gilroy needs to take a good long hard look at himself. Saying that MacSharry always came across as a pompous, arrogant, self absorbed, angry man.
First of all welcome aboard, Hope you are settling in ok, IMO if MM has ordered an investigation into these bullying
claims then surely that is good leadership.
 
If the messages quoted by the Indo are the root of the bullying complaint, then Mr Gilroy needs to take a good long hard look at himself. Saying that MacSharry always came across as a pompous, arrogant, self absorbed, angry man.
To me, the whole saga is mild by FF constituency norms but in the social media age, if someone wanted to take out McSharry he made it easy for them, add in he has been critical of the leadership and Mount St. for some time - it must have been like all their Christmases coming together.

There was a time, the Gen Sec at Mount St. would make a few phone calls to the Rúnaí Oinigh and Cathaoirleach at Comhairle Dáil level and this would be all sorted. It is an indication of how the party has fallen that this is how internal issues are being dealt with.

Edit - TEoP getting an airing.........hadn't even realised til jimmy pointed it out.
 
To me, the whole saga is mild by FF constituency norms but in the social media age, if someone wanted to take out McSharry he made it easy for them, add in he has been critical of the leadership and Mount St. for some time - it must have been like all their Christmases coming together.

There was a time, the Gen Sec at Mount St. would make a few phone calls to the Rúnaí Oinigh and Cathaoirleach at Comhairle Dáil level and this would be all sorted. It is an indication of how the party has fallen that this is how internal issues are being dealt with.

Edit - TEoP getting an airing.........hadn't even realised til jimmy pointed it out.
It isnt as if they need his vote in any motions, THey have more than enough,
 
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