A letter allegedly sent by Fine Gael in the Cork electoral in the lead up to Friday’s European elections encouraged voters in the area to vote for outgoing MEP Deirde Clune in line with party policy, while discouraging votes for Wicklow’s Andrew Doyle in the process.
The letter, which can be read below, contains the signatures of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and The Marine Michael Creed and Tánaiste Simon Coveney.
It was said to be sent in the aftermath of a Sunday Business Post opinion poll which saw Fine Gael colleagues Clune and Doyle neck and neck at 7% and 6% respectively.
The letter concluded that any divergence from this policy could cost Cork a sitting MEP and the party its second MEP in Ireland South.
The FG campaign to save Deirdre Clune continues. pic.twitter.com/Xy5YnsgSAT
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