Mayo Fianna Fáil officer considering resigning over Calleary snub

Mayo Fianna Fáil official John Maxwell is considering resigning from the party because he is furious at the way Deputy Dara Calleary has been treated in the appointment of the new government cabinet.

The Louisburgh-based representative said that for the last number of years Deputy Calleary had 'Micheál Martin's back' when Fine Gael ministers were 'wiping the floor with him'.

He said the weakness of the party leader had led to the loss of a Dáil seat in Mayo last February.

Mr. Maxwell said it was now time for party members in the west to come together and get someone who would recognise the region to lead the party.

Speaking on Midwest Radio, he confirmed he is 'seriously considering' resigning his membership of the party as a result of Deputy Calleary's exclusion from a senior ministerial role.

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