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Six months after suspension, Tóibín's back as Sinn Féin spokesperson

The announcement comes a day before the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is due to start.

Deputy Peadar Tóibín.
Deputy Peadar Tóibín.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

SIX MONTHS AFTER he was suspended from the party, Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín has returned – and given his old role back.

The Meath West TD found himself suspended from the party in July of last year after voting against Sinn Féin on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

It had been confirmed on 23 January that Tóibín’s suspension was nearly up and that he was due to return to Sinn Fein.

Today, Sinn Féin Dáil Whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD announced that Toibín has been reappointed as the party spokesperson on Trade, Jobs and Innovation and on the Irish language.

Ó Snodaigh said:

I am pleased to announce Peadar’s re-appointment as spokesperson for these very important portfolios and look forward to working with him in the future on behalf of Sinn Féin and all those citizens we represent.

His reinstatement comes as the party is preparing for its Ard Fheis, which begins tomorrow, and runs until Saturday 8 February at Wexford Opera House.

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