Saturday 24 February 2018

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

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

David Kearns

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

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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