Pat the Cope Gallagher unsuccessful in Ceann Comhairle nomination bid

Pat The Cope Gallagher

 

Newly elected Fianna Fail Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has failed  to secure nomination for the Ceann Comhairle position from his party. 

He was defeated by Kildare South TD Seán Ó Fearghaíl,  who will stand in Thursday’s vote for Dáil chairman.

The Cope has been widely tipped as favorite for the post in recent days  due to his fluency in the Irish language.

The party met earlier today in Leinster House to cast their vote however it wouldn't disclose details of a vote breakdown.