Serious criticism over lack of western Cabinet members in new government

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Independent Michael Fitzmaurice held up a map in the Dáil highlighting that there were no appointments to the new Cabinet of TDs from the west of the country.

Michael Fitzmaurice held up a map in the Dáil highlighting the lack of Cabinet appointments of TDs from the west

The new trio government, consisting of Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Green Party, announced their Cabinet positions yesterday.

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan has said he does not believe the Government is ignoring the west of the country when it comes to ministerial appoints.

However, there is concern over the lack of west-based Cabinet members within the new government.