Shortall resignation ‘a blow to the Labour party’ - Harte

Senator Jimmy Harte has said that the resignation of Junior Minister for Health Roisin Shortall yesterday is ‘a blow to the Labour party’.

Senator Jimmy Harte has said that the resignation of Junior Minister for Health Roisin Shortall yesterday is ‘a blow to the Labour party’.

Senator Harte told media this morning: “I was very disappointed at the news of Roisin’s resignation from Government and of the party whip.

“If I were involved in the party leadership, I would have tried to persuade her to stay on. She has great ability and a great commitment to the job.

“Her resignation is a blow to the party but she chose, as a matter of principal, to stand down.

“I hope though that Roisin, whose mother is from Lifford, will continue to be able to make a contribution.”