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.

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