Micheál Martin: Enda Kenny too scared to debate

Micheál Martin: Enda Kenny too scared to debate

Update 5.35pm: When asked why he did not give an interview to RTÉ's Six One yesterday, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he never got the invite.

“I didn’t know I was invited to it,” said Kenny.

“Obviously I don’t have access to all the diaries here. I have a lot of interviews to do over the next period.

READ MORE: Kenny: I was not told of RTÉ interview invite

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Enda Kenny of being too scared to debate the real issues in this Election.

Mr Martin was referring to the Fine Gael Leader's failure to take part in a TV news debate yesterday evening.

Speaking in Swords Co Dublin, he said Enda Kenny appeared to be dodging the areas he failed to tackle while in office.

"The idea that we pick and choose our battles, we pick and choose the interviews we do, we pick and choose the debates we do…The ducking and diving and the running away - all of that says to me that this is designed not to have a proper debate and engagement with the public about the issues," he said.

"I was genuinely taken aback at his no-show."

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