Éamon Ó Cuív has resigned as Fianna Fáil’s Deputy Leader and Communications Spokesperson.
Party leader Micheál Martin said in a statement that he had accepted Mr Ó Cuív’s resignation from these positions.
Mr Martin said “Éamon’s refusal to support the Parliamentary Party’s position on the Fiscal Compact meant that it was no longer feasible for him to occupy these roles.”
Mr Ó Cuív confirmed that he had agreed to resign as deputy leader of the party, and as a member of the frontbench, saying it was “a matter of principle” for him.
Deputy Ó Cuív will remain a member of Fianna Fáil, and of the parliamentary party.