Sunday 21 October 2018

Cruel smear campaign by rivals won't beat me says gay FF councillor

JEROME REILLY A GAY Fianna Fail councillor who has been the victim of a vicious hate campaign believes he was cynically "outed" for political gain.

The smear campaign against Cllr Malcolm Byrne involved leaks to his local newspaper "revealing" that his profile was included on a dating website used by gay men called "gaydar.ie".

Cllr Byrne has been touted as an odds-on favourite to be added to the Fianna Fail ticket in the crucial five-seater Wexford constituency, which has also been specifically targeted by Sinn Fein at national level.

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