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Here is Patrick Nulty's very short resignation letter

The independent TD has formally resigned his Dáil seat.

INDEPENDENT TD PATRICK Nulty’s resignation from the Dáil last weekend has been somewhat overshadowed by events this week, but he formally submitted that resignation on Monday.

Nulty announced his resignation as a TD for Dublin West last Saturday after it emerged he had sent inappropriate and explicit Facebook messages to a 17-year-old girl. More revelations have emerged in recent days.

It was reported that Nulty did try to tender his resignation via email to the office of the Ceann Comhairle earlier in the week, but was told he must do it in a letter which was sent and received by the office of Seán Barrett on Monday.

Nulty has resigned under the Dáil’s Standing Order 174 which states that any member of the Dáil may voluntarily resign his or her membership thereof by notice in writing to the Ceann Comhairle:

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