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Cowen must demand Callely’s resignation from Seanad - Ó Caoláin

25 August, 2010 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Speaking this afternoon in response to Senator Ivar Callely’s resignation from the Fianna Fáil party, Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said that his resignation from the party did not go far enough and called on the Taoiseach to demand his resignation from the Seanad.

He said:

“Senator Callely’s resignation from his party does not change his position in the Seanad. I am once again calling for the resignation of Mr. Callely from the Seanad and expect Taoiseach Cowan to do the same.

“This Senator was nominated by a former Fianna Fáil Taoiseach and it is therefore appropriate that the current Fianna Fáil Taoiseach should demand his resignation from public office. The Taoiseach should not allow this situation drag on.

“It is an outrage that Mr Callely is still holding onto his position given all the evidence already presented.” ENDS

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