FF councillor accuses SF of double standards in St Patrick’s Day trips challenge

Sinn Fein has been accused of jumping on the band wagon and playing populist politics, in raising questions over the cost to the county council of sending a delegation overseas this St Patrick's day.

Councillor Padraig MacLoughlainn says his party will not support the council's St Patrick's Day trip unless it can be proven to have a positive return for the county.

However Councillor Dessie Larkin says this is dual speak from Sinn Fein.

He says despite the party having a controlling share on Letterkenny Town Council there was no objection or comment when the St Patrick's Day trip was sanctioned for the town council Mayor.