Sunday 11 December 2016

Joan Burton: Cox's death exposes unbridled misogyny against women online

Former Labour Party leader and Tanaiste Joan Burton says vile abuse which Jo Cox received is common in Irish politics

Joan Burton

Published 19/06/2016 | 02:30

Labour MP Jo Cox. Photo: PA
Labour MP Jo Cox. Photo: PA

It was with shock and sadness that I learned of the death this week of Labour Party MP, Jo Cox.

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My thoughts first and foremost are with Jo's husband Brendan and their two young children, and on behalf of the Irish Labour Party, I would like to extend my sympathies to them.

As a society we need to have a frank and candid discussion about putting an end to the abuse women politicians are subjected to on social media.

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