Gerry Adams criticises ‘petulant’ Ceann Comhairle

Sinn Féin leader defends Mary Lou McDonald’s Dáil sit-in and calls for political reform

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has described Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett’s conduct during an incident which saw Mary Lou McDonald’s refuse to leave the Dáil chamber this week as “unfair and petulant”.

At a party conference in Dublin today, Mr Adams said Mr Barrett’s behaviour was a further indication of the urgent need for political reform. He again said that he had no confidence in the Ceann Comhairle.

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