Meath East, TD, Darren O’Rourke, has taken to social media to air his disappointment over the fact that constituency colleague Thomas Byrne did not receive a senior cabinet post from FF leader Micheal Martin.
The recently elected Sinn Fein man tweeted,
Fully expected Thomas Byrne to be a senior Minister. I said as much to him personally. He has been incredibly loyal to his party and came out to bat for them when no one else would. Just goes to show Fianna Fáil can’t be trusted – not even by their own.
There is speculation that Byrne will receive the consolation post of a junior ministry relating to European affairs later today.