Ó Caoláin accuses McDowell of complete and utter cynicism
Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has accused the PD leader Michael McDowell of complete and utter cynicism. Deputy Ó Caoláin said he believed that the Taoiseach should make a public statement to clarify matters so that the election campaign could continue.
Deputy Ó Caoláin said:
"From our own canvass it is clear, that people throughout the state, not least supporters of Mr Ahern's party want this matter clarified.
"I would urge the Taoiseach to make a full statement on the matter, so that the general election can concentrate on the other pressing matters which face this country - the run-down of public services including the crisis in our hospitals, and the inadequate infrastructure within this state.
"However nobody is taken in by today's posturing by Minister McDowell. His belated intervention in this matter is purely an electoral consideration."ENDS