Sinn Féin members in Clare have been told any comment on Violet-Anne Wynne’s shock resignation will be centrally handled by the party in Dublin. An email has been sent to members of Ms Wynne’s constituency letting them know any requests for comment on her resignation will be handled by the party’s press office.
Wynne said one of the main reasons she quit Sinn Féin is that she feels the party hierarchy “regulates” for her the debates she can talk about in the Dáil.
She also said Sinn Féin TDs “have no local decision-making mandate and appear to be a completely separate entity with no power of influence”.
In an interview with Independence SundayMs Wynne also revealed that she is not allowed to choose her own congressional staff.
Emails sent to former colleagues of the Deputy General in her Clare constituency said: “As you may know from media reports this morning Violet-Anne Wynne has resigned her membership of Sinn Féin .
“That party will process requests for comment centrally through the press office,” it added.
Yesterday, Fine Gael Junior Minister Patrick O’Donovan said Ms Wynne’s resignation raises serious questions about the role of elected representatives in Sinn Féin.
“There are key issues that have not been talked about by a party that claims to be a potential party to the government,” Mr. O’Donovan said. Irish independence.
He added: “Again, we find frequent allegations of ‘central control’ whereby voters are not allowed to choose their staff.
Ms Wynne resigned from Sinn Féin in a shock announcement late last Thursday evening, which included claims that the party had “ignited” her despite “psychological warfare”.
She said that she herself believes that the “administrative side with the party and the organizing committee” wants her to resign as a TD. “I have tried to force close friendships and on several occasions I have informed them of the impact of their actions on my personal and professional happiness but to no avail,” she added. .
Ms Wynne said she has been “isolated” by the party and steps have been taken to ensure she will have difficulty organizing her election.
She also said her unwanted pregnancy was used as a “bat to kill” her. “I am really concerned for women who may want to approach Sinn Féin in the future, in Clare,” she said.
In an interview on RTÉ Radio 1’s Driving timeMs. Wynne said she was called “effin eejit” after informing a famous female member of her unwanted pregnancy. She also revealed Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald had not contacted her to congratulate her on the birth of her sixth premature baby last month.
However, she received a personal letter of congratulations from Tánaiste and the leader of the Fine Gael, Leo Varadkar.
“It left a bad taste. It didn’t feel good, and not hearing from her around the baby, that really gave him a hard time,” she told Independence Sunday.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/sinn-fein-members-told-any-comments-on-violet-anne-wynne-resignation-must-be-handled-centrally-by-party-press-office-41396288.html Sinn Féin members told any comment on Violet-Anne Wynne’s resignation must be handled centrally by the party’s press office.