A Former Fianna Fáil TD in Cork has confirmed he will not run in the General Election.
Noel O'Flynn left Fianna Fáil this year, seemingly due to his dissatisfaction with party leader Micheál Martin.
The politician told Cork's Red FM this morning that he has had some medical issues that led to his decision not to contest the election, but he has also "lost the hunger" for politics.
The TD has thanked the people of Cork for their support for the last 23 years, but due to ill health he has taken the decision not to run.
Mr O'Flynn collapsed in a restaurant in Spain in October and suffers from high blood pressure.