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Cllr Réada Cronin slams Darren Scully's letter

17 September, 2015 - by Réada Cronin

Sinn Féin General Election candidate for Kildare North, Cllr Réada Cronin, has criticised a letter written by Fine Gael Cllr Darren Scully that appeared in the Sunday Times on 13/09/15 last.


Commenting on the letter Cllr Cronin stated:


“I shudder to think what drove Cllr Scully to sit down and write his Sunday Times sermon.  No matter what the circumstances that led to the drowning of Aylan, his brother Ghalib and mother Rihana, along with countless others, I cannot comprehend how a fellow human being would attack a parent grieving the death of a child.” 


“With the recent upsurge in racially motivated attacks in Ireland and an understandable concern about our increasing homelessness crisis, it is not too much to expect sensitive leadership from those in political office. Cllr Scully showed total disrespect for a dead child and the grief we all feel about the drownings in the Mediterranean graveyard"


“With regard to our homegrown homelessness crisis, Ireland remains a wealthy country and we could resolve the homelessness crisis very quickly if we had politicians with the political will to do so "


“Despite Fine Gael's hard line attitude towards the poor and the vulnerable, I was heartened to see the Young Fine Gael National Executive condemn the comments of Cllr Darren Scully and call on him to resign. I trust Fine Gael TDs in Kildare, Deputy Durkan, Deputy Lawlor and Fine Gael Councillors will follow suit and condemn Cllr Scully's insensitive remarks which he felt were appropriate to publish"

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