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Adams welcomes Féile commitment to diversity and inclusivity

31 July, 2015 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has welcomed a commitment from Féile an Phobail to continue to promote diversity and inclusivity. 

Mr Adams said; 

"For many years Féile an Phobail has had a very good record on inclusivity and promoting disability awareness.

"I wasn't aware until recently days of the offensive remarks which comedian Frankie Boyle had made about people with Down's Syndrome. 

"Those remarks were reprehensible. I understand and share the deep sense of hurt and outrage caused to people with Down's Syndrome and to their families. 

"Féile has acknowledged that hurt and has stated publicly that mocking people disabilities is totally unacceptable. 

"I welcome the dialogue between Féile An Phobail and the Féile For All group and that both have committed to working together to avoid a similar situation arising in the future. I commend them for their efforts"


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