Tony McLoughlin retains appointment as assistant Fine Gael whip

Fine Gael TD for Sligo-Leitrim Tony McLoughlin has been reappointed as Assistant Whip to the Fine Gael party.

Deputy McLoughlin said he was delighted to have been re-appointed as Assistant Whip by the new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

He says he was asked to continue in the position and he was very happy to accept.

Deputy McLoughlin says in a minority Government, this is a very demanding job and he’s looking forward to to working with his Donegal colleague Joe McHugh in the Whip’s office.