- 07 Jun 18
Hot on the heels of Minister Jim Daly landing himself in hot water after being lambasted by his Fine Gael colleagues for publicly stating in his recent Hot Press Interview that he has “no ideological objection” to going into coalition with Sinn Féin, now Thomas Pringle – who describes himself as a “Republican” independent – has stepped forward to reveal that Tánaiste Simon Coveney held two secret meetings with him in order to canvass him for his support prior to Fine Gael going into government in 2016.
“Fine Gael will go into coalition with whoever will keep them in power!” says Thomas Pringle.
In this exclusive Hot Press Interview, the Donegal TD – whose father was a former IRA member who was once on death row for the murder of two Guards back in 1980 – also maintains that it’s only a matter of time before Fine Gael do a deal with Sinn Féin.... despite the ongoing promises from Leo & Co that they won’t do business with Mary Lou’s party.
Thomas Pringle also tells Hot Press’ senior editor Jason O’Toole that he finds it ridiculous that Gerry Adams still maintains that he wasn’t a member of the IRA.