Wednesday 16 January 2019

'Baby killers' scrawled on TD's office

  

Sligo-Leitrim TD Tony McLoughlin expressed his disappointment that his office was targeted with the graffiti. Picture: James Connolly
Sligo-Leitrim TD Tony McLoughlin expressed his disappointment that his office was targeted with the graffiti. Picture: James Connolly
Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

A government TD's office has been vandalised with anti-abortion slogans, including "Fine Gael baby killers".

Sligo-Leitrim TD Tony McLoughlin expressed his disappointment that his office was targeted with the graffiti, which also saw "Herod's killers" and "skumbags" scrawled on the walls.

Herod is an apparent reference to the Biblical king who ordered the massacre of male infants at the time of the birth of Jesus.

Mr McLoughlin said gardaí were investigating the incident. He had voted 'No' in the referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment on abortion but said the result must be respected.

He said: "We live in a proud democracy and despite anyone's opinion on any referendum, this behaviour can never be condoned."

Mr McLoughlin said the issue was decided upon by the Irish people who direct the Oireachtas through their votes. "These values always have to be upheld and respected," he added.

Irish Independent

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