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Christy Burke accuses Mary Lou McDonald of trying to tarnish his reputation - Dublin Live

Christy Burke has accused his Dublin Central rival Mary Lou McDonald of trying to tarnish his reputation by associating him with waterboarding thug Jonathan Dowdall. The former Lord Mayor was responding to a tweet by the Sinn Fein deputy leader, in ...and more »

Sinn Fein's deafening silence on McDonald's link to Dowdall - Irish Independent

Sinn Fein has refused to answer any questions about Mary Lou McDonald's links to former Sinn Fein councillor Jonathan Dowdall, who the Special Criminal Court last week heard "waterboarded" and threatened to kill a man he believed was trying to defraud ...and more »

Angry Burke says McDonald 'stooped to new low' with Dowdall tweet - Irish Times

Dublin city councillor Christy Burke claimed on Sunday Mary Lou McDonald had “stooped to a new low” by tweeting a picture of the former Lord Mayor with Jonathan Dowdall. The Sinn Féin deputy leader posted a picture of Dowdall and Burke from September ...and more »

Mary Lou McDonald accused of hypocrisy after welcoming Special Criminal Court conviction - the Irish News

Mary Lou McDonald is among a number of Sinn Féin representatives who have called for the abolition of the Special Criminal Court. Picture by Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press. Sinn Féin is facing criticism over deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald's demand for ...and more »

Mary Lou's tribute to 'respected' colleague - Irish Independent

Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald paid a warm tribute to Jonathan Dowdall in September 2014, when he stepped down from his role as an elected councillor for the party in Dublin's North Inner City - even saying she would miss him in his elected role. The ...and more »

Sinn Feins Mary Lou under fire for hailing ex-protege's torture conviction by court she wants to abolish - Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein's deputy leader in the Republic, Mary Lou McDonald, is standing by her call to scrap the country's Special Criminal Court - just days after publicly welcoming her former protege's conviction for torture. Ms McDonald found herself at the ...and more »

Sinn Fein councillor case 'snapshot of horrors IRA inflicted' - Belfast Newsletter

A unionist MLA has hit out at a “wholly unconvincing” statement from Sinn Fein in which the party expressed horror at the fact one of its ex-councillors held a man captive and subjected him to a three-hour ordeal. Jim Allister, TUV MLA, was reacting to ...and more »