Commenting on remarks by Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan regarding an interview in the Sunday Telegraph in which Dolours Price repeats allegations she previously made against Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, the party’s Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD said:
“Gerry Adams, who is currently in the United States to attend The Clinton Global Initiative at the invitation of President Bill Clinton, has rejected again, as he has consistently rejected, the allegations contained in The Sunday Telegraph interview.
“I think it is interesting that Fine Gael would use the statements of an opponent of the peace process in an attempt to undermine the leader of Sinn Féin. By her own admission Dolours Price thinks that the Peace Process should be undermined, should be destroyed.
“The remarks attributed to Charlie Flanagan are a very obvious attempt by Fine Gael to distract from its own difficulties in government in particular the clear dysfunction in the Health Dept led by Fine Gael Minister James Reilly.”