Tuesday 23 January 2018

Labour hopeful regrets foul-mouthed tirade

Fionnan Sheahan Political Editor

Move over foul-mouthed Paul Gogarty, colourful F***k McBrearty is on the road to the Dail.

The Labour Party's by-election candidate for Donegal South West, councillor Frank McBrearty Jnr, was forced to apologise yesterday for his use of "inappropriate language" following a recent Donegal County Council meeting.

Mr McBrearty told county manager, Seamus Neely, to "f*** off" in what was described as an "expletive-laden barrage of abuse" after being denied the opportunity to raise an issue inside the chamber. Harsh words were also exchanged with two councillors who were also present.

"The more riled he got, the more people tried to calm him down. The more people tried to calm him down, the more he got riled up," a source said. Mr McBrearty followed that incident with comments about a journalist during an interview on Highland Radio. Both incidents, which took place a fortnight ago, prompted the apology from Mr McBrearty after focus switched to the by-election. "I hope that these exchanges can now be put behind us that we can all devote our efforts to furthering the interests of the people of Donegal," Mr McBrearty said.

Irish Independent

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