Missed train costs FG’s Bernard Durkan job as leas-cheann comhairle

Ciarán Cannon was not present for the vote and did not have a pairing

10th July, 2016
Pat The Cope Gallagher won by one vote Pic: RollingNews.ie

A Fine Gael TD lost out on becoming the vice chairman of the Dáil by a single vote after one of his party colleagues missed his train.

Veteran TD Bernard Durkan had been competing against Fianna Fáil’s Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher for the role of Leas-Cheann Comhairle in a secret ballot of TDs last week.

Fine Gael TD Ciarán Cannon was not present for the vote and...

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