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SF 'rebel' Tóibín confident he'll be back in the party fold by February

The Meath deputy was expelled last summer after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

Peadar Tóibín (right)
Peadar Tóibín (right)
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PEADAR TÓIBÍN, THE Meath West TD suspended from Sinn Féin since last summer, has said it’s likely he’ll be back in the parliamentary party by the end of the month.

Currently an independent, the deputy was suspended in July after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

Speaking to this evening, Tóibín reiterated his intention to rejoin, and said he was “confident” he would be back in the party fold in a matter of weeks.

He said a number of conversations with the party leadership would need to take place before that could be happen.

In the wake of Colm Keaveney’s recruitment by Fianna Fáil last month, Tóibín confirmed that he too had been the subject of a head-hunting approach by Micheál Martin’s party, but said that he refused the request to jump ship.

Read: Toibín dismisses talk of SF rift after defeat on abortion ‘free vote’ motion

Read: Gerry Adams issues discipline warning as one Sinn Féin TD rejects abortion law

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