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Newspaper Column Criticising The Appearance Of Several Fianna Fáil Politicans Strongly Criticised.

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The Irish Mail On Sunday article was described as "nasty" by the Taoiseach

A newspaper column which criticised the appearance of a number of Fianna Fáil politicians, including Kildare Senator Fiona O'Loughlin, has been described as "deplorable" by a party member.

The Irish Mail On Sunday article by Niamh Walsh was described as "nasty" by the Taoiseach after it criticised the clothes and grooming of eight politicians, who attended the party's convention last week.

The National Women's Council says the comments are "completely unacceptable".

Senator Erin McGreehan, who was named in the article, says it served no purpose but to put people down


A former Fianna Fáil minister says she doesn't have a problem with people commenting on how female politicians dress, as long as men get the same treatment.

Former Minister Mary O'Rourke says scrutiny is part of the job as a politician

Kildare Senator Fiona O'Loughlin and Emma Da Souza joined Ciara Plunkett on Monday's edition of Kildare Focus:

 

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