Analysis: Fine Gael and Sinn Féin trade blows as if it’s an election year

Each party criticised the other’s response to Covid-19 and the social housing crisis in tit-for-tat exchanges in the Dáil

14th January, 2021
Analysis: Fine Gael and Sinn Féin trade blows as if it’s an election year
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar took aim at Sinn Féin’s performance on Covid-19 in the North

It was the return of “the Fine Gael-Sinn Féin show” in the Dáil, with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty, the Sinn Féin finance spokesman, accusing each other of trying to score “political points” on Covid.

This is a sensitive time, given that that there were 3,569 new cases of Covid-19 in the Irish Republic yesterday and 1,145 cases in Northern Ireland.

Doherty criticised the...

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