The new deputy leader of Fianna Fail, Jack Chambers, has strong Mayo connections.

Both of his parents are natives of the county, his father is from Newport and his mother from Hollymount.

Tánaiste and party leader Micheál Martin announced Jack Chambers' appointment as deputy leader yesterday.

The position had been vacant for the past four years, after Mayo's Dara Calleary resigned resigned from the role in 2020 in the wake of the Clifden “golfgate” controversy during the pandemic.

Westport Fianna Fail councillor Brendan Mulroy was among the first to offer his congratulations on social media: “Congratulations to Jack Chambers who has been appointed Fianna Fáil deputy leader by Micheál Martin. A great day for Newport, Mayo and Ireland. Looking forward to working with Jack into the future.”



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