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Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has accused Sinn Fein supporters of making insulting remarks towards women following a Fine Gael event in Limerick.

Mr Kenny raised the matter in the Dail today, urging Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to "send a message" to Sinn Fein supporters who protested at the event.

The Taoiseach said insults were hurled at a number of women who were walking home following the party event last night.

He said the Sinn Fein supporters were particularly insulting "in their language to women".

"I don't believe that you would condone some of the language that was heard down there," Mr Kenny said.

"They were carrying banners associated with the (Sinn Fein) party. I think you might send them a message please."

Mr Adams said he would not accept Mr Kenny's version of events but added that he doesn't condone the use of insulting or threatening language.

Mr Adams and Mr Kenny also clashed on the issue of Irish Water and the alleged conflict of interest involving Ervia boss Michael McNicholas.

The Sinn Fein politician repeatedly raised the issue of the significant shares held by Mr McNicholas in NTR - a company that makes money from the installation of water meters.

The revelation has been slammed by Opposition parties as Ervia is the parent company of Irish Water.

Speaking during 'Leader's Questions, The Taoiseach said that Mr McNicholas has "divested" himself of more than 400,000 shares.

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