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Another blow for Fianna Fail as Yes activist resigns from the party

David Kearns

Published 26/05/2015 | 11:08

Fianna Fail activist Ken Curtin
Fianna Fail activist Ken Curtin
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin

Prominent Fianna Fail activist Ken Curtin has resigned from the party - less than 24 hours after Senator Averil Power quit.

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Announcing his resignation by Twitter, Mr Curtin, who was one of the party's leading campaigners for a Yes vote in the Cork, said he was done with trying to reform the party.

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"I wouldn't have stood by @fiannafailparty for so long if didn't mean a lot to me but comes a time to say enough us enough, now is that time," he wrote.

"I've been crying a lot over last few days but today I'm crying having made a hugely tough decision to walk away from the party I loved."

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The news will be another headache for Fianna Fail as it comes a day after Senator Averil Power announced she was leaving – partly due to its lacklustre support for the marriage equality referendum.

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