Merrion Street, Dublin 2.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin arrives at government buildings for a cabinet meeting.
A Fianna Fáil cumann in a minister’s constituency (junior minister Thomas Byrne) is calling for the replacement of leader Micheál Martin.
In a letter seen by Independent.ie, his departure is demanded by the entire officer board of the party cumann in Slane, Co Meath.
Mr Martin, who took over the party a decade ago, is said to have presided over its becoming a “laughing stock” on occasion.
“We need someone with fire in his/her belly,” said the signatories in an open letter-email to all Fianna Fáil TDs and some of the party’s senators.