Sligo/Leitrim TD Tony McLoughlin defends Marc McSharry over Dail row

Another Sligo Leitrim TD says he was unfairly ruled out of order in the Dail yesterday.

Leas-Ceann Comhairle Pat the Cope Gallagher was forced to suspend the Dail for five minutes after Marc MacSharry lost his cool.

MacSharry claimed Independent Michael Healy-Rae was unfairly allowed to come in on the topic of payments to farmers when 44 more TDs were waiting to speak.

But Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin has come to MacSharry’s defense blaming the whole mess on the introduction of this new ‘card system’ during leaders questions: