Sinn Féin holds no 'moral compass', claims Labour minister
Sinn Féin holds no "moral compass" and is completely unfit for entering government, Labour Party figures have claimed.
The junior coalition partner moved to completely distance itself from any future coalition with Sinn Féin - after the prospect was raised again by Gerry Adams.
Junior Minister Kevin Humphreys said he would not be willing to remain in the party if it ever did a deal with Sinn Féin.
"Sinn Féin has no moral compass, I would never stand over striking a deal with them," he told the Irish Independent.
Mr Humphrey's remarks were echoed by Cork TD Michael McCarthy who said he backed the remarks made about Sinn Féin.
"At the end of the day, people aren't that silly that they'd get carried away with Sinn Féin's nonsense, let it be economics or elections," he said.
Labour minister Kathleen Lynch also ruled out the idea of Labour entering coalition negotiations with Sinn Féin, insisting the party is not ready for government despite its claims.