Saturday 21 October 2017

Taoiseach leads special Dáil tributes to slain British MP Jo Cox

Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
John Downing

John Downing

THE Taoiseach Enda Kenny has led special Dáil tributes to slain British MP Jo Cox who was killed in Yorkshire last Thursday.

Mr Kenny said the killing was an attack on democracy and its workings.

Fianna Fáil leader said the killing of an elected representative must be reflected upon by everyone.

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said she was a remarkable young woman and a human rights champion.

Labour leader Brendan Howlin said everyone was entitled to the strongest possible opinions - but they must be expressed moderately.

For the AAA-PBP Richard Boyd Barrett said she was a champion of the rights of Palestinians, Syrians and others suffering oppression.

Independent TD Maureen O'Sullivan said Ms Cox had been robbed of her potential and cut down in her prime.

Independent Rural Alliance TD said Ms Cox was clearly full of energy and determination and was a huge loss to her community and family.

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