Mary Lou McDonald TD and deputy leader of Sinn Féin this evening rejected the recent comments made by Ciara Conway TD.
Mary Lou McDonald TD said,
“As a woman, as a mother and as an elected representative of the people, I find todays statement by Ciara Conway TD highly offensive.
“Deputy Conway’s attacks on my character and reputation are beyond contempt.
“I totally reject the slanderous allegations and scurrilous remarks made by Ciara Conway in her statement. They are totally unfounded and totally untrue.
“I am fully aware of, and totally compliant with, my statutory obligations. I have always, and will always, act entirely properly with regard to any allegations of sexual abuse.
“I would ask Ciara Coway TD to withdraw her comments immediately.”