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Taoiseach should withdraw McNulty nomination – Gerry Adams TD

26 September, 2014 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to withdraw John McNulty's name from the Seanad election.

Mr Adams call follows the Taoiseach's admission that he was responsible for the controversy surrounding Mr McNulty's candidacy and his appointment to the Board of IMMA.

Gerry Adams said:

"The Taoiseach has now admitted that the debacle around Mr McNulty's Seanad candidacy and controversial appointment to the Board of IMMA is one if the Taoiseach's own making.

"However, despite this admission, he is continuing with his plan to place his man in the Seanad.

"This issue involves a possible abuse of the public appointments process, to secure a Seanad seat. That is an extremely serious matter, particularly when it involves no less a figure than the Taoiseach.

"For the Seanad election to have any credibility, Mr Kenny should withdraw his party's support for Mr McNulty and allow the elections to proceed with the remaining candidates or to re-run the election."

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