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Ó Caoláin welcomes O’Donoghue resignation

6 October, 2009 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD


Commenting on the resignation of Deputy John O’Donoghue as Ceann Comhairle, Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said:

“I welcome the decision of Deputy John O’Donoghue to resign as Ceann Comhairle.

“This was clearly the only credible course open to him as he had lost the confidence of the Dáil and of the people.

“I note that his resignation is effective from Tuesday of next week. I believe it should be effective from tomorrow, Wednesday and I question the need for the delay.

“However, far more important is the need for the Government to follow this up with real and radical reform of payments and expenses for all Oireachtas members, with full transparency and accountability, including for Ministers and Ministers of State.” ENDS

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