Mary Lou McDonald hits back at Leo Varadkar’s claim that Sinn Féin is ‘politics for slow learners’

Taoiseach said he welcomed Sinn Féin's evolving positions on issues such as the Special Criminal Court, but added ‘we have a long way to go’

Mary Lou McDonald has said the Taoiseach’s said she would not “dignify that remark with a response”. Picture: Getty

Mary Lou McDonald has hit back at Leo Varadkar’s criticism of Sinn Féin policy changes as “politics for slow learners”, saying she doesn’t think such a remark should be dignified with a response.

In an interview with the Irish Examiner on Saturday, the Taoiseach said that while he speaks to McDonald about the North and other issues, he was “not going to talk about forming a coalition".