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Senator O'Rourke should apologise for inappropriate remark - Ó Snodaigh

9 January, 2006

Commenting on Senator Mary O’Rourke’s refusal to apologise for an inappropriate remark she made at a party selection convention last night Sinn Féin Equality spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh said:

“Senator O’Rourke, mistakenly I believe, made an inappropriate remark last night. This remark has caused offence. Ms. O’Rourke should remember that she is in a position of authority and of influence. If she is seen to condone such a remark others may use this to legitimise its use it in a racist manner. She should apologise and that should be the end of it.” ENDS

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