Saturday 20 January 2018

Shortall takes past attack by party colleague 'as a compliment'

TDs Róisín Shortall. Photo: Mark Condren
TDs Róisín Shortall. Photo: Mark Condren

Barry Lennon

Who says time doesn’t heal – Social Democrats candidate Roisin Shortall says she can take a past attack by party colleague Ken Curtin “as a compliment.”

Mr Curtin, then a Fianna Fail member, attacked Shortall as “one of the weakest Labour spokespeople,” when she was still in the Labour party.

“Have they none of their A list available?” he added on Twitter, before the last General Election. 

Since then Mr Curtin joined Ms Shortall’s Social Democrats, who launched their maiden election campaign today. 

“I forgive him, after all it happened five years ago. He was doing it for Fianna Fáil when I was in Labour,” she said.

“I don’t like that kind of politics, he was attacking me and I suppose you could take that as a compliment in some ways.”

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