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Varadkar's comments are an attack on the democratic process

24 May, 2017 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin Dublin Central TD Mary Lou McDonald has today refuted the comments by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar that Sinn Féin is a threat to democracy.

Speaking today, the Sinn Féin deputy leader said;

“Leo Varadkar should be aware that Sinn Féin enjoy a substantial democratic mandate from people right across Ireland.

“Far from being a threat to democracy, we ae in fact an integral part of democratic life of people north and south, making us truly the United Ireland party.

“Leo Varadkar is a Tory. We will take him and his divisive brand of politics on.

“If Leo Varadkar should become Taoiseach after the Fine Gael election, he should call for a general election and put the decision making into the hands of the electorate. He does not hold a mandate to lead the country and the Irish public should have a say on his position. That would demonstrate his devotion to democracy.” 

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