Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has today announced that Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has been appointed the party’s deputy leader in the Dáil.
Doherty TD will continue to serve as the party’s Public Expenditure and Reform Spokesperson.
Deputy McDonald’s slight shuffle has also seen Cork TD Jonathon O’Brien appointed to the Public Accounts Committee.
Teachta McDonald said: “Whilst not undertaking a full reshuffle of spokespersons at this time, I am today appointing Pearse Doherty TD as my deputy leader in the Dáil and Jonathan O’Brien TD as a member of the Public Accounts Committee.
“Pearse will play an important role in advancing the party’s work in Leinster House, fielding leaders’ questions to the Tánaiste on Thursdays and will continue in his role as finance spokesperson,” the Sinn Féin leader says.
“Jonathan has worked closely with Pearse in the finance portfolio on issues relating to insurance, public sector pay and reform and will now sit on the Public Accounts Committee, in addition to his other responsibilities.
“I wish them both the very best in their new roles.
“I am currently engaged in a process of consultation with all of our Oireachtas members and will make further announcements in due course.”Tags: