Clare Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley has been elected to the position of party vice president, while Garrett Greene has been elected to the national executive’s Committee of 20.
Deputy Dooley is Fianna Fáil’s frontbench spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport and also serves as a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht
Greene, from Ennis, is a dedicated member of the Fianna Fáil grassroots and has been active with the party since he was 15. He is the current vice-chairman of the Clare CDC.
Commenting on his new duties, Timmy Dooley said, “The position of vice president will be a very challenging role but one which I am relishing. I will embrace the role and help in rebuilding the party and rejuvenating it across the country.
“Every member of the party will now have a say in the future of Fianna Fáil and it is vitally important that we reinstate the party back to being a strong and vibrant force in Irish politics. I would also like to congratulate Gareth on being elected to the Committee of 20”.
Party leader Micheál Martin said, “More than 4,000 Fianna Fáil members from communities across the country attended the 73rd Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis at the weekend.
“There was overwhelming support for plans to change how the party does its business. Delegates unanimously passed a motion to move to a one-member-one-vote system, which means that every single member of Fianna Fáil will now have an input in party business.
“The positive atmosphere and the energy we saw this weekend is testament to the fact that Fianna Fáil has a strong and vital role to play in the future of Irish politics. I want to thank all of those from across Co. Clare who travelled up to the Ard Fheis and made their voices heard about the future of the party.”