Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly has said that he accepts the decision of Micheál Martin to sack him as the party's deputy Seanad leader and spokesperson for Foreign Affairs.

The move follows Senator Daly and TD Éamon Ó Cuív's role in appearing to launch a Fianna Fáil candidate in Northern Ireland recently.

Party Headquarters would later clarity that it had not endorsed the election launch of Fermanagh Councillor Sorcha McAnespy.

Senator Daly said today that he would continue to work hard on behalf of his constituents. 

"In my position as foreign affairs spokesperson, for the last number of years I have worked closely with John Deasy TD in his role as the Government's US Envoy, our party spokespersons on foreign Affairs, members of the US Congress, as well as the White House on the proposed visas for Irish citizens," he said.

Senator Daly added that he had written the first report in the history of the Dáil or Seanad on Irish unity.

It is understood that Éamon Ó Cuív is to meet the Fianna Fáil leader later this evening.