Mary Lou McDonald TD meets with Máiría Cahill
Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has met with Máiría Cahill in Leinster House this evening.
Teachta McDonald said;
“I met this evening with Máiría Cahill in Leinster House.
“We has a lengthy and candid conversation.
“I listened carefully to what she had to say and I reiterated my unreserved apology and deep regret that procedures for the mandatory reporting of abuse allegations were not in place at the time of Máiría’s disclosure.
“I acknowledged the hurt and pain that Máiría has been through and I stressed to her that robust procedures for the handling of abuse allegations are now in place within Sinn Féin.
“I reiterated to her that allegations of a criminal nature must be dealt with by the statutory authorities with responsibility for doing so.
"I want to wish Máiría the very best for the future.”