Senator Jimmy Harte has accused Donegal South-West Deputy, Pearse Doherty of blatant hypocrisy.
He claims Deputy Doherty is scaremongering local communities about the situation with rural schools.
Speaking to Highland Radio News yesterday, Deputy Pearse Doherty called on his fellow Donegal TD's to support a Sinn Féin motion on Thursday which calls on the government to reverse cuts to schools in disadvantaged areas.
And he also claimed "no-one enters politics to close rural schools".
But Senator Jimmy Harte says Deputy Doherty should put this to his party collegue in Stormont, Education Minister, John O'Dowd, who has closed two rural schools in Co Armagh......