Philip Ryan: Councillor left over 'personality clashes' within the party, says SF
Published 11/03/2016 | 02:30
Mary Lou McDonald stood in the Dáil chamber yesterday afternoon and proudly nominated Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to become the next Taoiseach of our country.
In full view of the Irish public, Ms McDonald said Ireland needed "strong, proven leadership" and a "leader of vision".
Her party colleagues, some first-time TDs, also rose from the benches in the lower house of parliament to make equally grandiose statements about the future of Ireland and national politics.