FF gender row 'reeks of misogynism'
Fianna Fáil's candidate in Longford, Connie Gerety-Quinn, has said her treatment at the hands of some party members in the county "reeks of misogynism".
Ms Gerety-Quinn (inset) was selected in controversial circumstances after party HQ issued a directive that she be added to the ticket as part of its effort to meet the gender quota.
Last week, members of the Fianna Fáil branch in Longford passed a no-confidence motion in her.
Ms Gerety-Quinn has now hit back, telling the Longford Leader that the no-confidence vote "paints a picture of the 1950s men's smoking rooms without the smoke. Shame on them".
Chairman of Longford Fianna Fáil Pat Donnelly described the split in the county as a "bad, bad situation".
Councillor Seamus Butler, who wanted to be the Fianna Fáil candidate for Longford, said there was nothing misogynistic about the row.