Fianna Fáil TD rejects party leader’s criticism of Sinn Féin

John McGuinness says Micheál Martin is focused on ‘history’ rather than the future

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness pictured canvasing on Connolly Street in Kilkenny on Friday with local residents Lisa Marie Meany and Shane Kelly. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness pictured canvasing on Connolly Street in Kilkenny on Friday with local residents Lisa Marie Meany and Shane Kelly. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has downplayed his party leader’s suggestion that Sinn Féin is controlled by “shadowy figures” and claims his own party has similar decision-making procedures.

The Carlow-Kilkenny TD, who has been a frequent critic of his Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin, said: “He [Martin] blames the Sinn Féin ard chomairle for making decisions but if you look at any political party it is indeed an unelected group, or an ard chomairle, that makes the decisions.

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