Ratoath based Fine Gael Senator, Regina Doherty has slammed her Fine Gael colleague, Cllr David McManus,  on Twitter after he was interviewed on ‘Local Voices’ podcast with The Echo Newspaper, earlier today.


McManus claimed that “paying child benefit to all parents- irrespective of income- is a subsidy for them to have sex”. McManus believes that social welfare should be awarded to “those who most need it” and that hot school meals programmes should only be awarded to schools who need it, not all.


Doherty slammed McManus after the interview was published in the Independent. She said, “Whatever about subsidies, no brain cells were taxed coming to this conclusion…”.


Doherty was supported by Cllr Vicki Casserly, who is a mum of 2, and noted her disgust at McManus’s interview. Doherty was also supported by Labour’s local area rep for Clondalkin-Rathcoole, Chris O’Dwyer, who wrote on Twitter

Doomed ?


, “Regina Doherty woke up today and chose sass! Living for it”.


You can watch Cllr McManus’s ‘Interesting’ interview here: https://twitter.com/TheEchoOnline/status/1396744064364654595?s=20