Laois TD apologises for ‘inappropriate’ Tweet as DUP leader Foster hits out

first_img Facebook TAGSArlene FosterBrian StanleyDUPSinn FeinTwitter WhatsApp Electric Picnic Facebook Electric Picnic Pinterest Pinterest Home News Laois TD apologises for ‘inappropriate’ Tweet as DUP leader Foster hits out NewsPolitics Previous articleMoment in Time: Some brilliant photos from the 2005 Laois GAA awardsNext articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, November 30, 2020 LaoisToday Reporter Brian Stanley and Arlene Foster Laois TD Brian Stanley has issued an apology over a Tweet he posted – which he has since deleted.On Saturday, the Sinn Fein Deputy made reference to the Kilmichael Ambush in 1920 and the Narrow Water Massacre in 1979.In a Tweet, he said: “the 2 IRA operations that taught the elite of d British army and the establishment the cost of occupying Ireland. Pity for everyone they were such slow learners”.38 people died between the two events.Eighteen British soldiers were killed at Warrenpoint, while 17 were killed during the War of Independence incident at Kilmichael, alongside three IRA men – and the Tweet provoked an angry reaction online.DUP leader, and Northern Ireland First Minister, Arlene Foster, hit out at Mr Stanley’s Tweet and said she would be writing to the Ceann Comhairle.She said: “I will be writing to the Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil about this shameful tweet.“Although deleted, it is outrageous that someone with such warped views can hold a senior position in the Dáil.“SF talk about respect & equality but there’s not much sign of respect for victims.”In a statement issued to the Irish Times through the Sinn Fein Press Office, Mr Stanley, the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee said: “I apologise for the content of an inappropriate and insensitive tweet I sent yesterday.”While a spokesman for the party also told the paper: “We note that Brian Stanley has deleted a tweet that was inappropriate and insensitive, and that he has apologised.“We all have a responsibility in this Decade of Centenaries to remember and commemorate the past in a respectful manner.”I will be writing to the Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil about this shameful tweet. Although deleted, it is outrageous that someone with such warped views can hold a senior position in the Dáil. SF talk about respect & equality but there’s not much sign of respect for victims. pic.twitter.com/dqMdWLI4rp— Arlene Foster #We’llMeetAgain (@DUPleader) November 29, 2020SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Some brilliant photos from the 2005 Laois GAA awards RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois TD apologises for ‘inappropriate’ Tweet as DUP leader Foster hits out Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic By LaoisToday Reporter – 29th November 2020 Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img read more