A local TD got a promotion this week
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has given three Fine Gael TDs new positions and a Sligo Leitrim TD is one of the promoted.
At a Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting this week, the Taoiseach appointed Deputy Tony McLoughlin as assistant party chief whip, while Louth TD Fergus O’Dowd and Dublin Fingal TD Alan Farrell are tasked to a special Fine Gael committee on Brexit.
Tony McLoughlin will receive an additional €13,800 for his new role.
The announcement is being seen as an attempt by Mr Kenny to prevent any potential heave.