Tuesday October 27, 2020

Analysis: Martin’s policy of attacking Sinn Féin will not win back lost Fianna Fáil voters

Taoiseach’s Dáil clashes with Mary Lou McDonald may shore up his position in his own party, however

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
23rd September, 2020
Taoiseach Micheál Martin accused Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin leader, of ‘telling untruths’ to which she raised a point of order. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s new Dáil strategy seems to be to attack Sinn Féin at every opportunity.

There was a spiky exchange at leaders’ questions for the second day in a row between the Fianna Fáil leader and Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin leader, when she criticised his government’s approach to low-paid workers.

One of her main complaints was that...

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