Mary Lou McDonald addresses party issues in Tipperary

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Sinn Fein Leader Mary Lou MacDonald has denied that there are divisions within her party in Tipperary.

Speaking with Fran Curry this morning on Tipp Today. she made the comments in relation to the selection of Ciara McCormack and the surprise withdrawal of Counillor Seamie Morris from the party last November.

Sinn Fein Leader Mary Lou MacDonald has stood by Tipp Sinn Fein’s decision to back Ciara MacCormack for the next general election, despite never representing constituents at council level.

Despite vocal concerns from local councillor David Doran and former Clonmel Mayor Catherine Carey, she says that the party has made it’s choice and that there will be a collective backing for the chosen candidate.

Deputy MacDonald also addressed the turbulence within the party stretching back beyond the selection of Ms McCormack, with now independent councillor Seamie Morris’ resignation from the party last November, citing a hostile environment within Sinn Fein as his reason for leaving

The Dublin TD finished by saying voters in Tipperary would only be concerned with the big picture and not rumoured divides within Sinn Fein