The Dundalk Democrat reports that Sinn Féin TD for Louth, Arthur Morgan, has announced that he will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil in the next Irish General Election.
From the statement by Arthur Morgan on the Sinn Féin website.
I have served two terms now as a Sinn Féin TD for Louth. It has been a great honour to represent the people of this county and it has been a similarly great honour to represent the Sinn Féin party in Louth and Leinster House.
My decision not to seek re-election for a third time is something which would not have been a great secret within the party in Louth or at a National level.
When I took the decision to run for a Dáil seat in Louth I had to step out of the role I had played up to that point in a family business which goes back a very long way in County Louth. I would really like to go back into business.
I am very contented with my decision and the party organisation both nationally and here in Louth have fully accepted it.