A spat has broken out between Sinn Fein’s Lynn Boylan and the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes. Ms Boylan has rubbished claims by Mr Hayes that left wing parties in Ireland such as Sinn Fein are distorting the realities of what caused Ireland’s economic problems and the subsequent austerity measures introduced as a result of the crash. In an interview with EuroParlRadio Mr Hayes said that the likes of Sinn Fein were blaming Europe for problems caused by previous Irish governments. But Lynn Boylan says Mr Hayes doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
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