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Mahon: Last remaining Fianna Fail member quits the party

THE last remaining Fianna Fail member named and shamed in the Mahon findings has quit the party.

Finbar Hanrahan, a former councillor in Dublin, joins the likes of Bertie Ahern and Padraig Flynn by quitting before they could be expelled.

A Fianna Fail spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that Finbar Hanrahan has submitted his resignation."

The party's national executive will meet on Friday evening to discuss the Mahon report after motions to expel members were put forward.

The meeting will focus on restructuring the party's organisation in Dublin Central, once the most efficient electoral machine in the country.

Yesterday, two more Fianna Fail politicians named and shamed in the Mahon report resigned from the party as a three-day Dail debate on the damning findings got under way.

Former TD GV Wright and former senator Don Lydon both submitted letters of resignation to the party head office.

The pair joined former taoiseach Bertie Ahern and ex-minister Padraig Flynn in avoiding a humiliating expulsion at the upcoming disciplinary hearing.