A Fine Gael councillor who caused outrage after he referred to “feminazis” when he weighed into the Page 3 debate has apologised for his remarks.
Keith Redmond, a Fingal County Cllr in the Sutton area, took to Twitter to air his views on the apparent decision by the Sun newspaper to end its long-running practice.
He tweeted: "Good work feminazis, you just made lots of fellow women unemployed because their work offended you".
He included a link to a UK newspaper article on the issue which argued many women would not be out of a job because of the newspaper’s decision.
He later added "I can't stand the sanctimonious".
Several Twitter users disagreed with his statement with one going as far to say "at least there's one visible t*t here".
Some users have begun mocking the politician, while others are angry about his terminology.
However this afternoon, the dentist apologised for his comments and deleted his controversial comments.
“Re earlier tweet. Apologies. Deleted,” he said.
Redmond was elected in the Howth Malahide constituency in May 2014.
Dr Redmond, who lists 'accountability' as one of his 'priorities' of office, was unavailable for comment.
Fine Gael told Independent.ie that "Cllr Keith Redmond's views are not the views of the Fine Gael party."