Tanaiste expects members of government parties will support Mc Nulty in Seanad by-election

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

The Tánaiste says she spoke at length with the Taoiseach this morning over the Seanad by-election and State Board's appointment controversy.

Kilcar man John McNulty's candidacy to fill a seat in the upper house for Fine Gael has been causing controversy for a week now after his short-lived appointment to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Joan Burton says she expects members of the Government parties to vote for him, despite reservations from Labour.

And she's told reporters that the coalition will change the way State Board appointments are made as a result.............