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Noonan's comments on Sinn Féin and e-voting daft says Morgan

4 February, 2005

Sinn Féin TD for Louth and spokesperson on the Environment and Local Government, Arthur Morgan, has described Michael Noonan‚s comments in which he suggested Sinn Féin could be involved in tampering with the e-voting system as "daft". He said it was just another in a "long line of tedious and ridiculous allegations made against the party".

Deputy Morgan, "I think Michael Noonan's hysterically daft comments yesterday indicate the real agenda of those who are currently trying to make capital out of attacks on Sinn Féin. They will use anything ˆ no matter how ridiculous or nonsensical it sounds - to score cheap political points against my party. The linking of Sinn Féin, by Michael Noonan, to the E-voting debacle is just another in a long line of tedious and ridiculous allegations made against the party.

"It would appear now that if a mouse breaks-wind or if a tree is blown over in a storm the IRA and Sinn Féin will be blamed. If a cat is run over on a motorway or an old lady stumbles on a footpath then, if we are to believe the 'reds under the beds brigade' of Fine Gael and the PDs, surely the IRA and Sinn Féin was involved.

"Yesterday's man, Michael Noonan, and his colleagues may think they are being very clever but the public are not as gullible or stupid as Fine Gael thinks and they can certainly see through all of this bluster and nonsense.

"Fine Gael is just a tired, hackneyed and directionless political party, stumbling around in the dark while groping embarrassingly for the next saucy headline." ENDS

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