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Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for a period of six months

1 November, 2018


Sinn Féin’s Whip in the Dáil Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has announced that the party has suspended Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín for a period of six months as a result of his breach of the party whip when he voted against the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 last week, in contradiction to the party’s position.

Speaking today, Teachta Ó Snodaigh said;

“The Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 is in line with Sinn Féin’s policy position as agreed democratically at our Ard Fheis.

“The position has also been overwhelmingly endorsed by the people in May of this year.

“The party’s position on this legislation is to support it.

“The whip was in place and all TDs were instructed to be present and to vote for the legislation.

“Peadar Tóibín’s decision to vote against the legislation is a serious breach of the party’s rules and he has now been suspended for a period of six months.

“He has now been informed of the party’s decision.” 

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