‘Nasty comments that are politically motivated’ – Tánaiste

'Nasty comments that are politically motivated'.

The response of the Tánaiste to the latest suggestions that she's not up to the job of Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

On a TV programme last night an audience member claimed there was a "cringe factor" to her representation of the country abroad.

And in the Dáil this afternoon Fine Gael's Leo Varadkar highlighted a newspaper report suggesting the IDA is embarassed by her and claimed that the language she uses is often inappropriate and vulgar.

But Mary Coughlan wasn't impresed.

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