Deputy McConalogue backs Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin

Charlie McConalogue 1Fianna Fáil's Education Spokesperson says Micheal Martin is the right man to lead the party despite the party's failure to win a seat in the Dáil by-elections.

Deputy Charlie McConalogue believes criticism of the party's performance is "over the top".

A number of TDs are said to be disillusioned with Micheal Martin's leadership - and the party's failure to capitalise on public anger over the water charges.

Deputy McConalogue says Michael Martin is the right man to lead the party into the next General Election: