Marc MacSharry resigns Fianna Fail party whip as he releases statement over 'undemocratic totalitarian regime'

By David Kent

TD Marc MacSharry has resigned the Fianna Fáil party whip and will vote no-confidence in Simon Coveney this evening.

In a letter to the Taoiseach, seen by the Irish Mirror, TD MacSharry said: “All Fianna Fáil party positioning and policy are being determined in a fashion consistent with an undemocratic totalitarian regime rather than that of a democratic socialist republican party of and for the people.”

In the letter, MacSharry also made reference to the leaking of information from parliamentary party meetings and the Merrion-gate scandal involving Katherine Zappone, Mr Coveney and Leo Varadkar.

A spokesman for the Taoiseach said: "The Taoiseach regrets the resignation and wishes Marc well."

He has been a TD for Sligo–Leitrim since the 2016 general election and has called for the resignation of the Taoiseach on multiple occasions.

Marc MacSharry (Collins)

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