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Mary Lou and this Fianna Fáil senator were throwing serious shade on Twitter last night

Can’t we all just get along?

SINN FÉIN’S ELEVENTH-hour bid to stop water charges coming in by appealing to the President hasn’t gone down well with everybody.

Yesterday, Sinn Féin and a group of independent and smaller party TDs wrote a letter to Michael D Higgins imploring him to refer the Water Services Bill to the Supreme Court under Article 26 of the Constitution.

This followed an earlier attempt to force the issue to a referendum under Article 27 of the Constitution, but this failed after it was pointed out the article does not apply in this case as the bill has already passed the Dáil and Seanad.

Fianna Fáil senator Thomas Byrne took a particularly dim view of Sinn Féin’s actions:

His tweets prompted Sinn Fein’s deputy leader and self-proclaimed non-shrinking violet Mary Lou McDonald to tweet this humdinger:

And it didn’t end there:

So. Much. Shade.

It’s Christmas, can’t we all just get along, like these guys?

Read: Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill

Read: Senators start campaign to have a referendum on the Water Services Bill

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