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We were spat at, gay TDs reveal in Dail

John Downing

Published 07/02/2014 | 02:30

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TWO gay TDs spoke in the Dail about their experiences of homophobia.

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In an unprecedented contribution, Labour Party TD John Lyons and Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer told colleagues of their hurt at being called "a queer, a fag, a gay" and being "beaten and spat on".

The Coalition TDs were speaking in a debate on the RTE decision to pay €85,000 in settlement over the so-called 'Pantigate' homophobia comments made last month on the 'Saturday Night Show'.

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