Calls have been made for independent TD Marc MacSharry to rejoin the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party at a closed meeting between TDs and senators.
he politician from Sligo-Leitrim said at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis last weekend that he plans to rejoin the parliamentary party.
MacSharry was a Fianna Fáil TD until he resigned last year and voted no confidence in Secretary of State Simon Coveney.
Offaly TD Barry Cowen proposed tonight to reinstate Mr MacSharry into the parliamentary party and was supported by Senator Diarmuid Wilson.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he would discuss the matter with Mr MacSharry himself, as the TD is still a member of Fianna Fáil.
He said he recently spoke with the TD.
Several TDs and Senators at the meeting were in favor of Mr MacSharry’s return to the party.
MacSharry said his intention was to return to the parliamentary party before the end of the year.
Under internal party rules, he would have to arrange a proposer and a supporter for a motion to reinstate him.
He was one of the Taoiseach’s staunchest critics and resigned citing his “undemocratic, totalitarian regime.”
The closed meeting also heard concerns about the concrete levy bloc, with some government leaders previously calling for the levy to be scrapped.
A number of TDs and Senators will meet to discuss proposals and will update colleagues soon, it is understood.