Mary Lou McDonald statement on resignation of Peadar Tóibín
Speaking today following the resignation of Peadar Tóibín, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald said:
“It is with regret that I have learned of the resignation of Peadar Tóibin from Sinn Féin.
"Peadar was a valued member of the party.
"Sinn Féin is home to a diversity of views; we debate and our members vote on policy at our Ard Fheis.
"All Sinn Féin elected representatives are bound by the decisions of the Ard Fheis.
"The people voted to repeal the eighth Amendment. There is a responsibility on all Sinn Féin TDs to give effect to the people’s vote and to represent Sinn Féin policy.
"Unfortunately Peadar was unable to do this and was suspended from the party and has now taken the decision to resign. I wish Peadar and his family well for the future."