Leas Ceann Comhairle Catherine Connolly has confirmed that she has written to Sligo Leitrim TD Marc MacSharry in relation to what she has described as ‘an unjustifiable and unfair attack on her integrity’ in the Dail last week.
Last Wednesday, the Dail was temporarily suspended after newly Independent TD MacSharry claimed he was being “discriminated” against when it came to speaking time.
Deputy MacSharry had asked a question about homelessness in the North West but Deputy Catherine Connolly asked that both the question and answer be brief as time was running out.
Deputy MacSharry then refused to accept a ruling by the chair that his point was not in order.
Before Leaders questions began in the Dail this afternoon, Deputy Connolly made the following statement: