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Tuesday 21 May 2019

Taoiseach labels controversial Kevin Myers article 'misogynistic and anti-Semitic'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Damien Eagers
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Damien Eagers

Conor Kane

Both the Taoiseach and the Tanaiste have said that the Sunday Times have taken the right action in apologising and dropping Kevin Myers following his controversial column on Sunday.

During their visit to Waterford on Monday, the two government leaders were asked their opinion on Mr Myers's column.

"I read the article and it is mysoginistic and anti-Semitic in my view and I think The Sunday Times has taken the appropriate action," Mr Varadkar said.

The Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald said: "I regret that the article was published, I have to say, in the first place but certainly I think that now the right action has been taken and there’s an onus on everyone, including the media obviously, to make sure that articles like that do not appear."

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