The gloves are off! Waterford election rivals slug it out in rare social media spat
The date has not yet been confirmed for the next General Election, but two Waterford candidates are already at loggerheads after they had a bitter war of words on social media.
The rare spectacle of two local represntatives slugging it out online played out on social media this week after Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane posted a picture of Fianna Fáil councillor Eddie Mulligan’s election poster, which states: “The way we’ve been voting is not working for Waterford. It’s time for a change.”
Deputy Cullinane commented sacrastically: “Eddie is right. We have been voting for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for years. Fine Gael is in Government thanks to Fianna Fáil.
“Both parties have led every Government since the foundation of the state. It is time to stop voting for either party. They have both failed Waterford and working people. Time for a real change – Vote Sinn Féin!”
The next morning, Cllr Mulligan shot back, accusing his Sinn Féin rival of resorting to “social media stunts”.
He added: “For him to target someone who works 16 hour days for the people of Waterford, doesn’t reassure me that he wants the best for his City and County.”
Cllr Mulligan said he was left “flattened” by Deputy Cullinane’s attack and even suggested the Sinn Féin TD felt “threatened” by his work rate.
He wrote: “In recent years he’s been flanked by some weak politicians and as much as he would like to keep it that way, surely he sees like I have outlined on the poster he so graciously shared, that it’s time for a change now.”
PHOTO: David Cullinane, Facebook. Eddie Mulligan, Facebook