Today’s Dáil session had to be interrupted three times after a blazing row broke out between the Tánaiste and members of Sinn Fein.
The row was sparked by some comments made by Joan Burton in relation to sexual abuse within the republican movement.
Sinn Fein’s Deputy Leader, Mary Lou MacDonald, brought up the issue of allegations against Gaeltacht teacher O’Lubhlai, who passed away in 2013 and had been accused of many instances of abuse during the 70s and 80s.
During her response, the Tanaiste said that the man had connections with the republican movement.
A row ensued, and the session was interrupted three times.