No holding back: New Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald slams the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a TV interview by calling him ‘smarmy’ – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
August 16, 2018

No holding back: New Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald slams the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a TV interview by calling him ‘smarmy’

The new leader of the Sinn Féin party Mary Lou McDonald has already taken a swipe at the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar by calling him ‘smarmy’.

Ms Mcdonald who officially succeed Gerry Adams as party president on Saturday, has seemingly reignited her dispute with the Fine Gael leader after she launched a scathing attack on Mr Varadkar during a recent television interview. 

During an interview with Sky News, Ms Mcdonald took a swipe at Mr Varadkar when asked what she thought of her political opponent.

Ms Mcdonald who cited Mr Varadkar’s behaviour during last year’s visit to Downing Street, said the Taoiseach was very ‘smarmy’. 

Ms McDonald’s comments come after the Taoiseach was subjected to a backlash of criticism last year, when he talked about the hit romantic movie Love Actually during his visit with the British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The recent outburst is the latest in a long running dispute between the pair, with the pair clashing during a major row in the Dáil chamber last September. 

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