It’s reported that Galway East TD Séan Canney and his Independent Alliance colleague Kevin Boxer Moran are involved in a dispute over who should be a Government Minister.

The two made an agreement two years ago to rotate the position of Minister of State for the OPW between them.

When the Fine Gael-led minority administration took office in May 2016, they decided by tossing a coin that Mr Canney should take the job first for one year, and Kevin Moran took over last June.

However, the Irish Times reports that a dispute has now arisen between the two deputies, as the second anniversary of the Government taking office approaches.

Séan Canney says the ministerial post should revert back to him, while Boxer Moran claims the agreement was that Mr Canney would have the job for one year only.

The Independent Alliance is now considering holding a vote, which would effectively see the remaining members – Ministers Shane Ross, Finian McGrath and John Halligan – settling the dispute between their two colleagues.



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