Dr James McDaid resigns his Dail seat

It is understood that Dr James McDaid has resigned his seat in the Dáil.

We understand the Donegal North East Deputy's resignation will be submitted to the Ceann Comhairle this morning, and then laid in the Oireachtas library

Dr McDaid has been outside the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party since he opposed Government policy to the cervical cancer issue.

Terry McEniff is Dr McDaid's former director of elections: