Brilliant TD falls short in the big job of party leader

Sinn Féin leaders Michelle O’Neill (left) and Mary Lou McDonald. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The continuing abstentionist policy in Westminster combined with the failure of Sinn Féin and the DUP to re-establish the Stormont Assembly have opened McDonald and her party to widespread criticism, writes Daniel McConnell

There I was on Thursday in RTÉ’s television studio waiting to go live.

I was appearing on the station’s programme Leaders’ Questions alongside Conor McMorrow of RTÉ’s political staff and host Sharon Ní Bheoláin.

The political guest was Kathleen Funchion of Sinn Féin, who was the last to arrive into the studio.

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