Monday February 17, 2020

McDonald to join leaders’ debate after RTÉ U-turn

Broadcaster adds Sinn Féin leaders to Varadkar-Martin debate after ‘notable change in the dynamic of the campaign on the ground’

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

3rd February, 2020
Mary Lou McDonald: the Business Post/Red C poll put her party level with Fianna Fáil on 24 per cent. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Mary Lou McDonald will take part in tomorrow night’s leaders debate after RTÉ changed its mind about using opinion polls to decide who should take part.

Pressure had been building on the broadcaster to invite the Sinn Féin leader after a series of opinions polls had put the party within touching distance of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

The calls gathered renewed momentum yesterday when a Business...

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