The Cork based Fianna Fail MEP Brian Crowley will not contest the Presidential Election for his party.
Mr Crowley, said he will not seek the parties nomination because it is “divided on its electoral approach”.
He also said the Fianna Fáil leadership has demonstrated that it does NOT want an “internal party candidate”
A Fianna Fáil spokesperson said Micheál Martin will not be commenting on the matter.
Reacting to the News in Cork City, Fianna Fail Councillor Kenneth O’Flynn knows it must have have been a tough decision for Brian Crowley to make