Monday 5 December 2016

'Even ISIS would not have done this' - SF councillor comments spark reaction after Kerryman front page

Published 21/07/2016 | 02:30

A SINN Fein representative has denied claims he compared Kerry County Council to Isis.

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The Tralee councillor said, "even Isis would not have done this" when referring to remedial works undertaken at the historical Sunday Well in Tralee by the local council.

The remarks, made by Cllr Pa Daly, were carried on the front page of the Tralee edition of The Kerryman this week sparking online reaction.

Cllr Daly later explained that he meant Isis wouldn't carry out the remedial works to the well, rather than comparing the terrorists to the local council.

The council said the work was necessary for health and safety reasons.

The so-called Islamic State - or ISIS - has been renowned for its desecration of cultural and religious monuments across the Middle East.

Irish Independent

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