Almost 1,000 attend Sinn Féin rally in Cork

Mary Lou McDonald has said that the Taoiseach’s comments about Sinn Féin’s rallies were “completely over the top.”

Almost one thousand people attended the first rally in Cork last night, with the second to take place in Dublin this evening.

Another meeting will take place in Cavan town next Monday.

Leo Varadkar described the events as an example of a “campaign of intimidation and bullying.”

Mary Lou McDonald says it’s now time for talks, rather than abusive comments: