Local Sinn-Fein TD believes bullying claims in party are ‘nonsense’

Sligo-Leitrim TD Martin Kenny has described claims that a bullying culture is rife in Sinn Féin as ‘nonsense’.

The Aughavas man strongly defended his party after another member quit the party yesterday.

Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh resigned amid allegations of unacceptable behaviour and bullying.

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However, Deputy Kenny says his resignation was because he calculated he wouldn’t win this weekend’s selection convention in Galway West to stand for the Dáil.

He denies there’s a serious problem with bullying in the party.