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Jim McDaid resigns Dail seat


Iarmhi Gael

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Breaking News - McDaid has walked - Resigned seat

Jim McDaid has resigned his Dil seat - RT News


Former Minister Jim McDaid has resigned his seat in the Dail.

The Donegal North East TD has been in contact with the Clerk of the Dáil to submit his reignation, which has been accepted.

Dr McDaid has been outside the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party since he opposed Government policy to the cervical cancer issue.

Government sources say they were not relying on Dr McDaid's vote in the Dáil, and are confident of retaining a majority in the House.

The resignation brings to four the number of vacancies in the Dáil

Another By election to look forward to
 

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Jim McDaid resigns from Dáil

From here

Former Minister Jim McDaid has resigned his seat in the Dail.

The Donegal North East TD has been in contact with the Clerk of the Dáil to submit his reignation, which has been accepted.
 

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Breaking on Newstalk now. Reportedly told a constituency meeting he wouldn't vote for the budget.
 

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His last political act was a good one. He has weakened the government. So good luck Jim and thanks for that.
 

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FF has done the damage and protected their friends so the rats can now dessert the sinking ship. Makes me think I hope the sheeple do vote FF back into power they (FF) wouldn't want that.
 

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May even be a positive for Fianna Fail as they surely would win a by-election in Donegal North East which would strengthen them

you must be joking !
 

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That can't just call one. They'd have to call four.
That's right.
And anyway I wouldn't rule out Paidraig MacLochlainn (SF) to win a by-election. Though from what I've been hearing there will be no by-elections.
In a general election, it strengthens even more (if needed) my prediction for 1-1-1 in Donegal NE
 

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Surely this lying, cheating government must now call it a day.

Surely this lying, cheating government must now call it a day.

Surely there must be a general election in the air now?
 
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Does this ensure his pension at a higher level?
If so, we will have an election very soon as other rats jump ship.

Is any reason stated?
 

eoghanacht

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Death by a thousand cuts.

See you jim you self serving FF &*^%£$"$"^%&**
 

Tomas Mor

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mod.there appears to be 2 or 3 threads on this matter
 

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Which they will in May - Fianna Fail had 56% of the vote here last election in one of the staunchest Fianna Fail constituences.

FF could well win this seat and by so doing have a vote for Fianna Fail against a rebel back bencher in McDaid
Even so it would be at the cost of three votes against. Even Lenihan can do that sum.
 

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His last political act was a good one. He has weakened the government. So good luck Jim and thanks for that.
he'd have done the state more service if he'd waited till the budget and voted it down
 

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Surprising news. Anyone know the real reason for his resignation? Perhaps he can just see clearly and wants done with it and couldn't be bothered dealing with the hassle. He can just sit back and enjoy his pension now.
 

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So what's the government's majority now?

Regards...jmcc
 
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