Thursday 8 December 2016

Sinn Féin's confused response to killing

Published 07/12/2015 | 02:30

Sinn Fein's Louise O’Reilly
Sinn Fein's Louise O’Reilly

It is almost two decades since Detective Garda Jerry McCabe was killed in Adare by IRA thugs who were stealing dole and pension money so that Ireland could be free and united. But even after 20 years, Sinn Féin still has a rather confused response to it all.

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Louise O'Reilly, Sinn Féin's candidate in the newly named constituency of Fingal in north Dublin, struggled just this past weekend to condemn this criminal act against a dedicated policeman.

After a rather alarming and muddle-headed appearance on RTÉ radio's 'Saturday With Claire Byrne', Ms O'Reilly later used social media to say she did in fact "unreservedly condemn" this brutal killing of a garda.

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