Embarrassment for Fianna Fail as another party member leaves
Ken Curtin, one of the leading campaigners for a Yes vote in Cork, has quit Fianna Fail.
This comes just a day after Senator Averil Power walked away from the party over their lack of campaigning for the marriage equality referendum. .
Ken Curtin was Fianna Fail’s public relations officer for Cork East, and secretary of the Cobh cumann.
He issued the following tweets today.
I've been crying a lot over last few days but today I'm crying having made a hugely tough decision to walk away from the party I loved— Ken Curtin (@kencurtin) May 26, 2015
I've lots of friends in @fiannafailparty & still believe in its potential but as of now voices like mine are lost in there unforutunately— Ken Curtin (@kencurtin) May 26, 2015
Ken appeared on RTÉ's Today with Keelin Shanley, where he said that Fianna Fail's lack of support for the marriage referendum was the "straw that broke the camel's back".