Resignation of Member

I wish to make an announcement for the information of the House. I have received a communication from former Deputy Phil Hogan in regard to his appointment as a member of the Commission of the European Communities and to advise the House that former Deputy Hogan, having become a member of the Commission, ceased to be a Member of Dáil Éireann on Saturday, 1 November 2014.

Saturday, 1 November.

How opportune. His timing was impeccable. Just as 150,000 went to the streets, Phil was officially gone.

It was a very symbolic day. He finally got the message.