Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has welcomed the nomination of Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl for election to the role of Ceann Comhairle of the 32nd Dáil.

Deputy Martin commented, “I welcome Seán’s nomination for the upcoming election to the role of Ceann Comhairle. He is well respected across the House and has demonstrated in his role as Fianna Fáil Chief Whip during the 31st Dáil an ability to work with representatives from all party backgrounds and none.

“In this centenary year, and with the recent General Election result, the opportunity and imperative for Dáil reform has never been greater. Seán is someone who is passionate about the primacy of Dáil Éireann and will, I believe, be a very effective advocate for meaningful change.

“His nomination goes forward with the support of the Fianna Fáil party and we wish him the best of luck as he works to build cross party consensus on his nomination.”