11 March 2010 Edition
Ó Caoláin expresses sympathy with Cullen
“While I and my colleagues in Sinn Féin have had many harsh words to say about the former minister, it is always a sad occasion when someone is forced to resign as a result of an illness and I sympathise with Martin Cullen and wish him a return to better health in the future,” said Ó Caoláin.
“While it was widely expected that he would resign from the cabinet his resignation as a Dáil Deputy has come as a shock. This now leaves Brian Cowen and his Government facing three by-elections. The most honourable thing for the Taoiseach and this government would be would be to stand down and allow for a general election without further delay.”