Adams admits to ‘acrimonious relationships’ in Sinn Féin in Longford-Westmeath

The president of Sinn Féin says he regrets the deterioration in relationships within the party in Longford-Westmeath recently after bullying allegations made by one of its local councillors.

Gerry Adams has described his sadness at allegations made by Councillor Paul Hogan regarding bullying claims in the party which the Athlone representative claims were a factor in not allowing his name go forward at the party’s recent general election convention.

Earlier this week Sorca Clarke, the successful Sinn Féin candidate from that convention, accepted the recent allegations about bullying in the party had strained relationships at a local level.

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Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show, the soon-to-depart Sinn Féin leader admitted that there have been issues in the party in Longford-Westmeath recently.