In response to this Sean has, apparently, threatened to quit.
"I enjoy my representational role but I do think the time has come to consider my future.
"If I'm likely to be in line for promotion in the future, I will continue on. If I'm not, then that certainly needs to be reflected upon," he told RTE Radio.
But what exactly is he threatening to quit? His seat or his party? Opposition deputies were quick out of the blocks to sympathise and say how unfair Bertie was being to poor Sean. They would sell their mothers for the chance to get Charlies son to dump the party his father led and join the opposition parties. Sean would be foolish to do that, but if he is really pissed off then anything is possible. It would screw Bertie, probably end Sean's career, and cause the Fianna Fail party to have a fit. Could make for an interesting few months. :-)