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Mary O'Rourke Responds To Comments On Fianna Fáil Reps' Appearance

She doesn't have a problem reading comments on how female politicians dress, as long as men get the same treatment...

Former Fianna Fáil Minister, Athlone's Mary O'Rourke says she doesn't have a problem reading comments on how female politicians dress, as long as men get the same treatment.

It comes after a column published in the Irish Mail on Sunday took issue with the appearance of a number of Fianna Fáil politicians who attended the party's think-in last week. 

Overgrown facial hair, 'bulging bellies' and creased dresses were among the comments made against 10 Fianna Fail politicians in the now viral article by Niamh Walsh. 

Senator Erin McGreehan was named in the piece and agreed with the Taoiseach, who described it as 'nasty':

But former minister Mary O’Rourke says unwelcome comments are part of the job as a public representative: 

CEO of Women for Election Caitriona Gleeson says articles like this need to be addressed: 

Journalist Niamh Walsh prefaced the piece with a warning say she didn't care if her opinions were unpopular. 
 

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