Sinn Féin’s Dublin EU candidate Lynn Boylan this afternoon described Brian Hayes comments on the north of Ireland as yet another example of the Fine Gael candidate’s inability to work with others to achieve a positive outcome for Ireland.
“Fine Gael has never had much of an interest in the north of Ireland be it the peace process, improving cross border infrastructure or ensuring a level playing field for businesses operating in the border counties. Brian Hayes’ attempt to undermine the economic progress in the north of recent years is truly shocking.
“As Chair of the all-island body Safefood I understand the benefits that can be accrued for citizens from working with a diverse range of people with a mix of professional and political backgrounds.
“It was astonishingly inappropriate for the junior Minister to make such comments at a business breakfast and this is yet another example of Brian Hayes inability to work with others outside his own ranks to achieve a positive outcome for Ireland.”