Stephen Donnelly was badly caught out this evening over his comments about Fianna Fáil
Well... that's awkward.
Former member of the Social Democrats, Stephen Donnelly, today announced his decision to join the Fianna Fáil party.
Donnelly left the Social Democrats in September last year, and said in a statement: “It is a fact that some partnerships, in every walk of life, simply don’t work no matter how hard all of the parties to that partnership try to make it succeed."
The now Fianna Fáil TD appeared on Drivetime on RTÉ Radio 1 with Mary Wilson this evening where he was forced to confront some of the comments he made about Fianna Fáil in the past.
Mary Wilson quoted some comments to Donnelly that he'd written in the Sunday Independent in January 2014, where he described Fianna Fáil as: "A party with a culture of jobs for the boys - bonuses for the boys - lack of accountability and two fingers to the Dáil."
Donnelly was defensive of the comments and said: "It doesn't sound like the kind of language I use, I don't believe I wrote those words."
It was then pointed out to Fianna Fáil's newest TD that the comments were currently written on his own website as well. Donnelly then conceded that they were in fact, his words, and said: "I stand corrected."
You can listen to the full interview below...