Sean Canney

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Seán Canney  left the Independent Alliance following a disagreement over the allocation of a junior ministerial post. Photograph: Collins

Galway East Independent TD Seán Canney is to step down as Assistant Government Whip, saying his remaining in the position had “become a distraction” f(...)

 Sean Canney: “Rotating means rotating. The deal was that the position was to be rotated”

Independent TD Sean Canney will not find out until next week if he is to keep his job as an assistant government whip – a position which comes with a (...)

 Seán Canney, Minister of State for the OPW: while on the verge of leaving the Independent Alliance, he wants to continue to support the Government on a case-to-case basis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Independent Alliance expects Seán Canney to confirm his departure from the political grouping today. Mr Canney had said he was considering his fu(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross: his Road Traffic Bill has met with strong opposition from rural politicians. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unlike the Bill to reform the way judges are appointed, the efforts of Minister for Transport Shane Ross to change the State drink-driving laws are al(...)

In an arrangement that was brokered after the general election in 2016, it was agreed that Sean Canney, pictured, and Kevin ’Boxer’ Moran would rotate the ministry.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Independent Alliance has issued Sean Canney with an ultimatum telling him he must decide whether he wants to remain part of the group by Friday. (...)

The €1.3bn project by Irish Water to supply the Greater Dublin and Midland regions with water from the river Shannon deserves the closest scrutiny. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish politicians and officials have a very poor record in forward planning and joined-up thinking. That is why the €1.3 billion project by Irish Wate(...)

Paschal Donohoe’s rise has seemed effortless but his achievements have been hard won. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Most ministers for finance like to see themselves as willing to make the unpopular choices to safeguard the public purse, as noble defenders of the ex(...)

If Sean Canney, former Minister of State for the OPW,   were to leave the Independent Alliance, it is understood   he would support the Government on a case-by-case basis.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Galway East TD Sean Canney is expected to clarify his future with the Independent Alliance on Tuesday following his failure last week to be reinstated(...)

The row between Kevin “Boxer” Moran (left), the current Minister of State at the Office of Public Works, and his predecessor in the post Sean Canney (right) over who should hold it for third year has been unseemly and destabilising.
An unseemly tussle

The dispute between two members of the Independent Alliance over which of them should be a junior minister is a reminder of just how flimsy the Govern(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee: ‘The country simply did not have the resources at that stage to commit to that level of investment’, a spokesman for Mr Varadkar said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his decision when minister for transport more than six years ago to drop west and northwest projects from an EU cr(...)

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