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Senator Máire Devine suspended from Sinn Féin

19 March, 2018

Sinn Féin Senator Máire Devine has been suspended from the party for a period of three months following what the party has described as “unacceptable twitter activity” last night.

Senator Devine retweeted an offensive tweet in relation to Prison Officer Brian Stack who as killed by the IRA.  This along with other tweets from Senator Devine have caused hurt to Mr Stack’s family.

Speaking today after making a report to the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle, National Chairperson Declan Kearney MLA said;

“This is unacceptable behaviour from a Sinn Féin elected representative.  

“The Ard Chomhairle has suspended, with immediate effect, Senator Devine from party membership and all party activities for a period of three months.  The whip has been removed and Senator Devine will be outside of the Leinster House team for that period.

“Sinn Féin strongly disapproves of what has happened.  There can be no excuse for the hurt and offence which has been caused to the Stack family.”

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