Will he stay or will he go remains the question today over Galway East deputy Sean Canney’s future in the Independent Alliance.

The Tuam based TD is still considering what to do after a row in the political grouping over the rotation of a junior minister position.

The Independent Alliance decided last week that Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran should remain as Minister of State for the Office of Public Works for the rest of the duration of this Government. Mr Canney believes that this is at odds with what was agreed in 2016, when the Government was formed.

Sean Canney was appointed to the role for the first year, and was then replaced by Mr Moran last year.

However, the Government is now set to enter its third year in office, and  Mr Canney  was of the view that the job should rotate again.

But the Independent Alliance issued a statement earlier this week backing Kevin Boxer Moran as the OPW Minister.

Yesterday, deputy Canney held a private meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar .

But it appears he is choosing to stay silent to the press on his intentions at this point.

Midwest News has tried to contact deputy Canney on a number of occasions this week but has been unable to speak to him.

There is speculation that he could leave the Alliance but continue to support the Government.


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