Wednesday 22 November 2017

Sinn Fein TD: We could have a new leader within five years

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin
Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin

Niall O'Connor, in Glenties, Donegal

A senior Sinn Féin TD has suggested the party will have a new leader within five years.

Dublin Mid West TD Eoin Ó Broin rejected suggestions Gerry Adams in a hindrance to the party’s development.

“Will Sinn Fein change the leader of our party? Yes we will,” Mr Ó Broin said.

"Is it going to happening the next year or two? I don't think so. Is it likely to happen in the next five years? I think that's quite possible.”

Mr Ó Broin made the remarks at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Donegal.

The remarks came in response to calls for Mr Adams to step down as Sinn Féin leader.

Thomas Anthony McNulty, who heads up the Virginia Mullagh branch in Cavan, claimed at the weekend that Mr Adams's is hindering the party's expansion in the republic.

The fresh questions over Mr Adams's leadership came following a meeting of senior party figures in Ballyfermot on Saturday.

The party has said it will now embark on a new strategy for the next 10 years, the same process that was announced in 2006.

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