Sinn Féin MEP has roundly criticised Health Minister Leo Varadkar’s comments at
an event in Dublin Castle, labelling them “hysterical” and “wholly inaccurate”.
today Ms. Boylan said:
suggest that Leo focus his attention on his own party’s actions in the European
Parliament before he chooses to criticise Sinn Féin.
questioned Sinn Féin’s commitment to tackling IS because of how we voted in the
European Parliament. He fails to mention
that this report was a report calling for military action against IS.
Fine Gael’s constant attempts to undermine Ireland’s neutrality, we are a
neutral country and consistent polls show that the vast majority of people in
Ireland are in favour of this position.
is consistent in our support of Ireland’s neutrality and that is how we
approach any vote on military action in the European Parliament.
it would come as a surprise to many in Ireland that only recently the four Fine
Gael MEPS voted in favour of a report that called for greater ‘collaboration with
NATO and the US military’ in relation to the Black Sea Region and urged member
states to ‘increase their defence budget to 2%.’, which in Ireland’s case would
see military spending more than double.
Gael’s hypocrisy does not stop at its stance on Ireland’s neutrality. It is also content to share a group with 14
Fidesz MEPS, the political party of Hungarian Prme Minister Viktor Orban. There has not been a peep out of Fine Gael
MEPs regarding Viktor Orban’s actions and comments.
Orban who is on record of saying that he intends to abandon liberal democracy
and cites Russia and China as role models.
He has also indicated that he intends to reintroduce the death
Council of Europe published a highly critical report on Orban’s reforms and the
European Commission has launched a series of legal actions against Hungary but
Fine Gael’s group, the EPP is prepared to turn a blind eye to all this in
favour of maintaining numbers.
the European Parliament voted on a resolution condemning Orban’s statement on
the death penalty and migration but again Fine Gael were found wanting with
their EPP group not only opposing the resolution but also leadership of the
group defended Orban and dismissed criticism of the Hungarian Prime Minister as
Leo talks a good talk, his comments on Sinn Féin are fantasy and his time would
be better spent examining his own party’s actual hypocrisy.”