The Fianna Fáil TD Christopher O'Sullivan has called for unity in the party, saying this is not a time to be "p***ed off about being overlooked" for certain positions.

The first-time TD for Cork South West made the comments after a number of his colleagues expressed disappointment that they were not promoted to junior or senior ministerial roles.

Deputy O'Sullivan tweeted: "Now more than ever FF need unity and focus. There's so much work to do."

He said: "There's no time to sit around feeling sorry for ourselves and being p***ed off about being overlooked for certain positions. Let's get the job done."

Yesterday the Limerick City TD, Willie O'Dea, said he was "bitterly disappointed" for the people of the city that they would not have a minister representing them.

"The 3rd city of the Republic and economic driver of the Mid-West has been completely overlooked," the former minister tweeted.

"I have been inundated with messages from people who feel let down and grossly insulted," he added.