Monday 29 May 2017

It's fine if we say it, but don't you dare

There's a campaign that aims to delegitimise about a third of those who will vote, writes Gene Kerrigan

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

It was around this time last year that Sinn Fein TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn used Twitter to describe Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, as a c*nt. As a result of this, I'm sure you remember, Mac Lochlainn came under sustained attack from Fine Gael, Labour and the media.

The pressure was such that Mac Lochlainn apologised to Flanagan and then resigned his Dail seat. Today, I understand, Mr Mac Lochlainn is on the dole.

Charlie Flanagan, on the other hand, is still a c... .

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