Mattie McGrath informed the Government Chief Whip John Curran this week that the Government has lost his support according to the Sunday Business Post.
In the lead article by the paper's Political Editor Pat Leahy, McGrath has said he won't support the Gov because of the plan to relocate some HSE services to Kilkenny from Clonmel.
Mattie McGrath lost the Fianna Fail party whip earlier this year for voting against the stag-hunting bill."The reconfiguration has to be taken off the table, that's my baseline," McGrath said this weekend. "The hospital is a core issue for me. It's sacrosanct as far as I'm concerned."
McGrath would be joining former PD Noel Grealish in reducing the Government's Dail authority to a razor-thin majority of two.