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Further Dowdall donations raise more questions for Mary Lou McDonald and Sinn Féin – O’Dowd

13th November 2022 - Fergus O'Dowd TD

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has more questions to answer following the latest revelations concerning convicted criminal, Jonathan Dowdall’s financial support for the party, according to Fine Gael TD for Louth, Fergus O’Dowd.

“In recent weeks we learnt that Sinn Fein leader, Mary Lou McDonald accepted a €1,000 donation from former Dublin City Councillor, Jonathan Dowdall, the man who facilitated the brutal and shocking gangland murder at the then Regency Hotel in the capital,” said Deputy O’Dowd.

“We now learn, however, that Sinn Féin went on to accept further financial donations from Dowdall, including at a high-profile fundraising dinner for Deputy McDonald and her constituency at Dublin’s famed Gresham Hotel.

“Just how much has Sinn Féin accepted from their former councillor, who has been convicted of torture and is now imprisoned for his role in the Regency Hotel murder, a murder which sparked a succession of appalling killings.

“Deputy McDonald and Sinn Fein need to clarify the exact amount she and the party have received from Dowdall and do the right thing by giving every cent to the new Community Safety Innovation Fund which directly helps communities affected by crime,” added Deputy O’Dowd.




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