“Gerry Adams has given his answer and that’s the end of it as far as I’m concerned.”

The Northern Ireland deputy First Minister, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, has been in Dublin, wearing one of his other hats ahead of the Irish general election.  And he’s been getting outraged on behalf of the still Crown Steward and Bailiff of Northstead, his party’s president, Gerard Adams, at questions over his credibility.  Oh, and on behalf of “people in the North”.

From the iol report.

Mr McGuinness said: “Gerry Adams has given his answer and that’s the end of it as far as I’m concerned.”

The Sinn Féin negotiator also hit out at remarks Mr Martin made over Mr Adams’ decision to quit his Westminster West Belfast seat and contest the election.

Mr McGuinness said some viewers in the North would have been offended by Mr Martin‘s comments on Monday night when he challenged Mr Adams over allegations of fraud in banking circles.

“People in the North would feel affronted at some of the remarks that were made on the debate the other night,” Mr McGuinness said.

“Where one party leader tried to give the impression that we’re not part of the Irish nation. That we’re northerners, that we’re people maybe to be despised or not to be respected. And an awful lot of people in the North don’t like that.”

Well, they don’t have a vote in this one, Martin.  And neither do you…