Sinn Fein calls on Arts Minister to clarify in Dail John McNultys appointment to IMMA board

Fine Gael's John McNulty
Fine Gael's John McNulty

Sinn Féin is calling on the Arts Minister to make a statement to the Dáil clarifying the appointment of John McNulty to the IMMA board.

McNulty - who is Fine Gael's Seanad by-election candidate - resigned from the museum's board yesterday just 13 days after his appointment.

Last night the by-election's organiser was asked to expel him from the race.

However it's not clear if that's possible - with ballot papers due to be distributed today.

Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLochlain says it's clear to him who is to blame for this debacle: