Sinn Féin is to carry out a review of the decision taken by some of its councillors to nominate fellow councillor and former MMA fighter Paddy Holohan to be elected Mayor of South Dublin County Council.

The party has requested all its members in the Dublin South West Constituency not to hold any meetings or to engage in political activity there until further notice.

During the General Election campaign it emerged that Mr Holohan had made comments, on a podcast, that the Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald described as "beyond vile" and "offensive".

Mr Holohan had been suspended by the party for five months following this controversy but was recently nominated by colleagues to become mayor of South Dublin County Council.

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