The social defense minister said she was “really concerned” by Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou Macdonald’s reviews about “murder of varying levels”.
Heather Humphreys explained Mrs McDonald’s remarks as “horrific”, incorporating that numerous men and women experienced been hurt.
Authorities main whip Jack Chambers has accused Sinn Fein of trying to “purify” the earlier.
Ministers designed the responses as they launched the government’s 2023 action prepare for dormant accounts in Dublin on Tuesday.
Mrs MacDonald explained to Newstalk on Sunday there was no comparison involving the IRA and gangster criminals.
Talking at Cherry Orchard Equestrian Centre, TD Humphreys, Cavan-Monaghan, border constituency, explained: “I was very worried when I read Mary Lou McDonald’s remarks about murders of varying degrees.
“So she kind of claimed the IRA murders ended up not the exact as the underworld murders in Dublin.
“It worries me, genuinely, due to the fact I have lived on the border all my lifetime.
“I can notify you…when you happen to be talking to Breege Quinn, her son was a victim of an IRA murder. His mother couldn’t even set the rosary in his hand when he was mashed to parts, He was overwhelmed badly by these criminals.
“As I explained, it was an IRA murder at the time. You requested her how she felt distinct from the households affected by the Dublin underworld murders.
“Columba McVeigh was buried in a swamp in Bragan, he was murdered at a youthful age, was his loved ones any distinctive?
“There are many much more. Or talk to the wife of the late Garda Jerry McCabe. How did she really feel about it?
“It is really a terrible issue and a great deal of individuals have been harm.”
Speaking on Newstalk’s note with Gavan Reilly, Mrs Macdonald mentioned: “What occurred in the course of the program of a lengthy political conflict – thank God it is over now, we have had 25 several years of peace – there’s no way it can be as opposed with the On a par with that challenge, it really is an ongoing obstacle to our modern society, compared to the so-known as underworld criminal offense epidemic.”
Junior Sports Minister Mr Chambers accused Sinn Fein of making an attempt to “cleanse up” the earlier and “re-harm” people today in the system.
He mentioned the occasion was “generating some sort of new complex all around the amount of murder”.
“Evidently Sinn Fein is seeking to clean up up their earlier,” Mr Chambers reported.
“They are trying to see their past as a conflict.”
He additional: “The sanitation of the earlier obtained us in hassle, it broke bridges on our island, it broke roadways to shared islands, it was meant to deliver folks alongside one another.
“As an alternative of trying to find forgiveness for the murder and mayhem they have caused in the previous, they have re-hurt numerous people in latest days and it is really regarding to see Sinn Fein leaders help this in their opinions in excess of the previous number of times. “
Mr Chambers also stated if Sinn Fein came to electrical power he would “continue being quite concerned” about Sinn Fein’s “any kind of enter or part in issues connected to criminal justice”.