Thursday, September 07, 2006

Mary Harney Resigns

RTE Radio has announced that Mary Harney has resigned as leader of the Progressive Democrats. She remains on in government as Minister for Health at the discretion of the new leader. I don't know if she is staying on as Tanaiste (deputy Prime Minister).

If Michael McDowell is elected leader of the PD's you can bet there are a lot of Fianna Dail TDs who will not tolerate him as Tanaiste. Does the election start here?

There is a press conference coming up in the next few minutes.

Update: It's official.

Update 2: The official statement can be found here.

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