Mary Lou McDonald: ‘I am not avoiding discussing anything with anyone’

The Sinn Féin leader speaks out as the controversy continues over Shane Ross’s biography and criticism of the party’s alleged inappropriate use of the legal system to silence its critics ramps up

Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald: ‘I have made my position clear. I have actually addressed this issue. Maybe you missed it.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Mary Lou McDonald has denied avoiding the Irish press in the wake of the publication of Shane Ross’s biography of her, despite her absence from the ordinarily busy press schedule of the party over the last month.

Following a short interview regarding the inability of the Northern Assembly to form an executive last week, the Business Post asked McDonald to respond to allegations that Sinn Féin’s use of legal letters against politicians and media was ...