Fine Gael TD PJ Sheehan has resigned his position as Deputy Spokesperson on Agriculture following a meeting with Enda Kenny this afternoon.
It was reported yesterday that Sheehan had drunkenly threatened a member of the Garda Siochana in July on the grounds of Leinster House.
The statement issued moments ago by the FG Press Office is below.
Personal statement by PJ Sheehan TD
"Following a discussion today with Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny TD, I have tendered my resignation as Deputy Spokesperson on Agriculture with Special Responsibility for Forestry, with immediate effect.
"I have advised the Party Leader that I do not want to be considered for any other position.
"I will continue to work diligently on behalf of my constituents in Cork South West."