John Drennan steps down from role as Renua Ireland's director of communications
Renua Ireland’s director of communications has quit after the party’s general election wipe out.
Journalist John Drennan, who stepped down from his role as the Sunday Independent’s political editor to join Lucinda Creighton’s party, resigned from Renua soon after the election.
Mr Drennan was on gardening leave for a number of weeks but this has officially ended and he is now no longer a member of the party.
Speaking to Independent.ie, he said: “We have parted company and I wish Renua well in the future.”
Renua had three sitting TDs before the election but none, including Ms Creighton, were returned after the country voted last month.
It is unclear if Ms Creighton will remain on as Reuna leader as according to the party’s constitution it can only be led by an elected politician.
This responsibility will now fall to one of the party’s sitting county councillors.