Mullingar Councillor confirmed as Sinn Fein candidate for Longford-Westmeath

An Athlone Fine Gael senator has claimed she is fed up of Sinn Fein Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald’s “sneering” attitude in the Dail.

Sinn Fein has come under increasing pressure to respond to multiple allegations of bullying which has seen several councillors resign from the party in recent months.

Last Friday Westmeath Councillor Paul Hogan, who previously had claimed he was subjected to bullying within the party, refused to allow his name go forward to a selection convention for the next General Election, but he remains a member of the party.


Senator Gabrielle McFadden claims Deputy McDonald and her party are presenting a double standard when it comes to holding others to account, but they are not dealing with their party issues.

She told the Joe Finnegan Show the Dublin TD’s attitude is all wrong:


Elsewhere the party has confirmed that Councillor Sorca Clarke has been selected as its General Election candidate for the Longford-Westmeath constituency.

The party has confirmed that the Mullingar based representative was selected at a convention held on Saturday night which was attended by up to 100 party members and there was no other nominations