Louth County Councillor Tomás Sharkey has described an article in the Evening Herald as “deeply insulting to the people of Louth and the wider electorate.”
The article which appeared in the Saturday edition of the paper describes the Louth electorate as “fools” and the thousands of people across the state who voted for Sinn Féin in the last General Election as “morons”.
The Sinn Féin councillor said:
“The Evening Herald really has hit a new low with this disgraceful rant.
“It is deeply insulting to the people of Louth and the thousands of people there who voted for Gerry Adams. It is also insulting to the thousands of people across the state who voted for Sinn Féin in the last General Election.
“This is gutter journalism at its worst and shows up just how biased the Evening Herald is.
“Sinn Féin has gone from strength to strength since the General Election with more and more people agreeing with our alternative policies and proposals. Clearly this makes some people in the establishment media uncomfortable. This does not however give them the right to insult and undermine the democratic process.”