Toibín suspended from Sinn Féin
In a statement this evening, on the decision by Peadar Toibín TD to vote against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, Sinn Féin party whip in the Dáil, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD said:
"Sinn Féin has supported the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill and all Sinn Féin TDs were mandated to vote for this legislation.
"The decision this evening by Peadar Toibín TD to vote against the Sinn Féin position is a serious breach of party rules.
"As a consequence Peadar Toibín has been suspended from Sinn Féin for six months with immediate effect.
"Peadar has been informed of this decision."