A Sinn Féin TD has said it is "hypocritical" to reject the notion of Martin McGuinness as President of Ireland while welcoming his role as Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.
Padraig McLaughlin, Sinn Féin TD for Donegal North East, has said the "anti-McGuinness rhetoric" is "hypocritical and partitionist".
Mr McGuinness came third in a Sunday Business Post poll today with 16% support.
David Norris is the favourite to win, with 21%, while Michael D Higgins is in second place on 18%.
Deputy McLaughlin said many commentators are being "two-faced".