Senator who raised O'Dea controversy takes 'no pleasure' from resignation

Senator who raised O'Dea controversy takes 'no pleasure' from resignation

Fine Gael Senator Eugene Regan, who began raising the controversy that ultimately led with Willie O'Dea resignation from Cabinet this week, said today that he takes "no pleasure" from the matter.

Mr O'Dea quit as Defence Minister after it emerged he submitted a false affidavit during a defamation case taken against him by a Sinn Féin Councillor.

He survived a confidence motion in the Dáil on Wednesday but was forced to resign the next day after the Green Party said it could no longer support him.

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