Mary Lou McDonald TD makes Sinn Féin Dáil appointments
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has today announced a number of appointments in respect of the Sinn Féin team in Leinster House.
Teachta McDonald said:
"There are a number of vacancies in respect of the Sinn Féin team in Leinster House arising from my election as Uachtarán Shinn Féin.
"Whilst not undertaking a full reshuffle of spokespersons at this time, I am today appointing Pearse Doherty TD as my deputy leader in the Dáil and Jonathan O'Brien TD as a member of the Public Accounts Committee.
"Pearse will play an important role in advancing the party’s work in Leinster House, fielding leaders’ questions to the Tánaiste on Thursdays and will continue in his role as finance spokesperson.
"Jonathan has worked closely with Pearse in the finance portfolio on issues relating to insurance, public sector pay and reform and will now sit on the Public Accounts Committee, in addition to his other responsibilities.
"I wish them both the very best in their new roles.
"I am currently engaged in a process of consultation with all of our Oireachtas members and will make further announcements in due course."