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WATCH: Fianna Fáil says timing of Sinn Féin's Anglo Tapes is 'curious to say the least'

Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath said the Sinn Féin’s claim that it has new recordings from Anglo Irish Bank is an attempt to distract from Monday’s TV programme about The Disappeared.

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FIANNA FÁIL HAS questioned the timing of Sinn Féin’s claim today that it has new recordings of conversations between senior officials at Anglo Irish Bank.

Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath described the timing of the news today as “curious to say the least” in the wake of Monday’s TV programme about ‘The Disappeared’ which heard allegations that Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was behind the abduction, murder and secret burial of mother-of-1o Jean McConville.

McGrath said it appeared that Sinn Féin “have had these tapes for sometime” and said that people should see the party’s statement today in that context.

“I believe it is an attempt to distract from the very negative and understandable attention that the party is receiving now for the alleged role of their most senior people in the disappearance of innocent people in Northern Ireland,” he said.

Speaking to The Last Word on Today FM this evening, Doherty said that decision to make a statement on the recordings was taken last week but was delayed until today because the statement had to be cleared legally.

Read: ‘New’ hour-long Anglo Tapes were delivered on a memory stick to SF HQ

More: Sinn Féin says it has been sent previously unreleased Anglo Tapes

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