Jim McDaid has resigned his Dil seat - RT News
Former Minister Jim McDaid has resigned his seat in the Dail.
The Donegal North East TD has been in contact with the Clerk of the Dáil to submit his reignation, which has been accepted.
Dr McDaid has been outside the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party since he opposed Government policy to the cervical cancer issue.
Government sources say they were not relying on Dr McDaid's vote in the Dáil, and are confident of retaining a majority in the House.
The resignation brings to four the number of vacancies in the Dáil
Another By election to look forward to