Junior Minister claims sexism is ‘alive and well’ in Leinster House

The Taoiseach says an allegation of bullying within Fine Gael is being taken very seriously.

Senator Catherine Noone claims another Senator has made sexist remarks and repeatedly talks down to her.

The party says the matter will be investigated swiftly.

Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says they will address the claims:

Meanwhile, Minister of State Mary Mitchell-O’Connor says sexism is ‘alive and well’ in Dail Eireann.

She made the comments on Ocean FM’s ‘Up and Running’ business programme on her visit to Sligo in the last week saying that sexism is very present in Leinster House: