Creighton attacks SF over 'Army Council links'
Sinn Féin's alleged connections with the IRA Army Council render the party unfit for government, according to former minister Lucinda Creighton.
The Renua leader yesterday launched a scathing attack on Sinn Féin, saying the party has no desire to be in a position of responsibility.
Citing a recently published UK report into paramilitary activity, which states that Provisional IRA members believe Sinn Féin continues to be influenced by the Army Council, Ms Creighton said she is not prepared to negotiate with Gerry Adams's party.
"I've been very clear and consistent in saying that we will not do business with the Sinn Féin party," Ms Creighton said.
In relation to ruling out other potential coalition partners ahead of the election, Ms Creighton singled out groups such as the People Before Profit Alliance, saying it is "self-evident" Renua shares completely different views with those on the far left.
In relation to Renua's low opinion poll rating today, Ms Creighton said she is "not disappointed" with how the party is doing.
"No, all of the small parties are in and around the same figure and as we enter into the election campaign, peoples' views will start to crystallise," the Dublin Bay South TD said.