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Naughton appointment "a cynical move": Cullinane

19 July, 2013 - by David Cullinane TD

Sinn Féin’s leader in the Seanad, Senator David Cullinane, has described the Taoiseach’s appointment of Galway Fine Gael councillor, Hildegarde Naughton to the Seanad as “a cynical move”.

Senator Cullinane said: “This is the Taoiseach who promised political reform, now he makes a political appointment to keep the Fine Gael numbers up and to have a go at those in his party who didn't toe the line. It can only be described as a cynical move.

''I don't have any personal issue with Ms Naughton, but we were told by Enda Kenny that his appointees would be above politics and would reflect a broad spectrum of Irish life.

“Well, we have seen that go out the window with the appointment of a councillor from his own party to the seat vacated by Martin McAleese. 


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