The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, has said that Dr Jim McDaid should not resign after being arrested earlier this week for drink driving. 

Speaking in Collooney, Co Sligo this evening, Mr Ahern said that what happened is very disappointing and said that Dr McDaid has already unreservedly apologised and understands the implications of his actions. 

Mr Ahern said that the law now has to take its course and there should not be any political implications for Dr McDaid.