RENUA HITS OUT AT FIANNA FAIL OVER CLAIMS OF ‘PLAGERISM’ OF POLICY DOCUMENTS
Renua is hitting out at Fianna Fail over claims the newer party has been ‘ripping off’ policy documents.
Fianna Fáil yesterday drew comparisons between the two groups documents on public procurement and small and medium enterprises.
Renua’s Deputy Leader Billy Timmins says their public procurement document was informed by several sources including some from Scotland, Barcelona and the USA.
Fianna Fáil’s Sean Fleming was not satisfied with the explanation, but Billy Timmins wants an apology.
“Now he’ saying all we’ll do is we’ll cut and paste other people’s ideas – I want to know for Renua where is the ideas that other people haven’t already put out (there)?” Mr Fleming said.
“The accusation of plagiarism is a very serious accusation and I only wish that actually Fianna Fáil and the researchers had put a bit more investigation into their claim – and I would hope that after this that Dara Calleary or maybe Sean Fleming on his behalf would apologise to Renua” he added.