Clare’s Fianna Fáil TD insists that the MidWest will have a strong voice in the new government.
There is no Senior Minister from the West of the Shannon in Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s new cabinet, which was announced on Saturday.
However, two of his three ‘Super Juniors’ Dara Calleary and Hildegarde Naughton – are from Mayo and galway.
Later this week, up to twenty junior ministers will be appointed.
Clare Fianna Fáil TD Cathal Crowe admits he would have liked to have seen a Senior Minister from the MidWest, but is expecting local representation.
Meanwhile the new Seanad is to sit today, with 11 nominees appointed by the Taoiseach, including former Clare TD Timmy Dooley and Green Party Councillor Roisín Garvey.