I didn’t see this coming, but Green Senator Deirdre De Burca has resigned from the Green Party and the Seanad! This is the second high profile resignation this week.
De Burca has left due to not being able to support the Government, in a statement she said:
“I have written to my party leader, John Gormley, explaining to him the reasons for my resignation. I believe that we have lost our way as a party and have gradually abandoned our values and our integrity since becoming part of this government.”
“I do not take the decision to tender my resignation lightly but am very clear that I cannot continue to be a part of what the Green Party is supporting in Government.”
This may rock the Greens a bit and is the most high profile resignation they have seen since becoming part of the coalition Government.
It also takes the pressure off Enda Kenny and Fine Gael for a bit!
UPDATE: Read the full resigantion letter on Deirdre’s website, fairly interesting stuff!