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Creighton: I did not approach Peadar Tóibín about Reform conference

The TD said today that she did not make any approach to Tóibín, despite what he is alleged to have said on radio last week.

TD Peadar Tóibín
TD Peadar Tóibín
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LUCINDA CREIGHTON HAS vehemently denied suggestions that she approached Deputy Peadar Tóibín about the Reform Alliance.

She made the statement on Saturday with Claire Byrne on RTÉ Radio 1 today. Byrne put it to her that Deputy Tóibín had said on her radio show that he had been “indirectly” approached by Creighton.

“I certainly did not,” said Creighton, adding “that’s not true actually”. She said that she doesn’t “make indirect approaches, if I want to approach them I approach them myself” and denied that she had approached Tóibín.

She said that all Oireachtas members were asked to attend the Reform Alliance’s first conference, which is taking place today.

Creighton added that she had discussed the RA with Stephen Donnelly before Christmas, and she had “no idea” of his reasons for not taking part.

She said that RA is “open minded – we’re open to working with anybody who is open to pursuing a similar agenda” on the type of issues raised at the conference.

The TD also reiterated that she intends running at the next elections, as an independent TD aligned to the Reform Alliance.

However, she said that she is “not fixated with the next election”.

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