Dail on progressing Northern Ireland talks

‘No one is more corrupt than your gang.’

‘Martin’s party wrote the guide book on corruption.’

‘How many brown envelopes were handed over?’

Sligo News File Online

Extract from today’s Dail report on the breakdown in talks on the restoration of Northern Ireland political institutions.

Northern Ireland
Micheal Martin, Leader, Fianna Fail

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin responding to Sinn Fein Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald: ‘No one is more corrupt than your gang.’

Northern Ireland
Pearse Doherty, Sinn Fein

Pearse Doherty, Sinn Fein: ‘The party of corruption is speaking now.’

Micheal Martin: ‘No one is more corrupt than Deputy Doherty’s gang — Sinn Féin and its colleagues.’

Pearse Doherty: ‘How many went before the tribunal? How many brown envelopes were handed over?’

Micheal Martin: ‘No one could be more corrupt in terms of the destruction of Ireland politically than Sinn Féin-IRA.’

Northern Ireland
Mary Lou McDonald, Deputy Leader, Sinn Fein

Mary Lou McDonald: ‘Martin’s party wrote the guide book on corruption.’

Micheal Martin: ‘It is a very touchy subject for Sinn Féin.’

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Pat the Cope Gallagher: ‘The Deputies can have their one-to-one outside. In here they cannot do that.’