Éamon Ó Cuív has resigned as Fianna Fáil’s Deputy Leader and Communications Spokesperson because of his refusal to support the Party’s position on the EU Fiscal Compact.
Mr Ó Cuív thinks that the Taoiseach should get concessions for Ireland before the treaty could be passed, including a writedown of banking debt.
Deputy Ó Cuív said he would remain a member of Fianna Fail, but he could not “knock on doors” seeking support for the treaty as it stood.
Mr Ó Cuív will face expulsion from Fianna Fail if he does not vote with the party on the Fiscal Compact in the Dáil.
Yesterday, the Government confirmed that a referendum will be held on the EU Fiscal Stability Pact, following advice from the Attorney General.
More about the Fiscal Comapact Treaty Here