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Calls Grow For Businessman & Fianna Fáil Politican To Resign..


cathalbrugha

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Éirígí, IRSP, Sinn Féin, AFA, and a number of Independent Cllrs, including Cieran Perry, Christy Burke & Thomas Pringle, have called on Sean McEniff, Fianna Fáil and Cllr Eugene Dolan of Fine Gael to resign from Donegal County Council.

Thomas Pringle has condemned the attack, saying:

“Donegal County Council bought the house for a Traveller family and local councillors Seán McEniff and Eugene Dolan made racist statements about the decision, and last night the house was burned…The council will now have to repair the house before they can allocate it to the family and this will just add extra costs for the council. It would have been better for the local councillors to have taken a constructive approach, working towards ensuring that the family received all the support they required and work with the community to make sure that there was a smooth transition for the family”.

He went on to say: “Luckily there were no injuries last night but will it take someone to be seriously hurt before these councillors take responsibility for their words and actions?”

Éirígí Dublin City Councillor Louise Minihan said, “We are not living in Alabama in the 1950s, but it is clear some people wish we were. Cllr McEniff’s views must be clearly rejected by all decent public representatives. It is little wonder politicians are held in low esteem by the public if a small few pander to ignorant racism and prejudice in this way.”

AFA spokesperson Joanne Tobin said: "Hate Speech leads to Hate Acts."

To dislike someone, and to actually Hate someone are two vastly different things.. But shurely this is a step too far? It follows on from Fine Gaels Darren Scullys comments about The Africans , not so long ago, and it's not the first time a Travellers house has been burned to the ground..
 


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If Eirgi say it it must be true. Weren't AFA the people who picketed Michael McDowell on a visit to the North years ago over his asylum policy?
 

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eirigi involved, enough said
 

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If Eirgi say it it must be true. Weren't AFA the people who picketed Michael McDowell on a visit to the North years ago over his asylum policy?
I'm not a member of Eirigi, SF, IRSP or the AFA.. I'm not quite sure if the AFA picketed Michael McDowell on a visit to the North years ago, over his asylum policy..

It hardly justifys at any level burning the house to the ground, does it? The Green Party condemned the last Racist Attack against Travellers when another house was burned to the ground in KilKenny.. So you can add them to the list of Anti-Racists..

Green Party councillor Malcolm Noonan noted:

“This is clearly a racist attack, and is being fuelled by scaremongering within local communities. It was only a matter of time before an incident like this occurred. Racism towards travellers permeates every facet of our society and we have councillors interfering with the work of our housing staff in allocating houses to traveller families.”



House burned in Kilkenny..
 

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04 July 2009 Tipperary..

The county council-owned property was at the centre of major controversy and a legal battle after local residents in the lakeside town objected to a local Traveller family moving into the home.

HATE SPEECH LEADS TO HATE ACTS
 

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I wonder if Travellers were protestant would SF & the IRSP burn them out or shoot them in the back of the head whilst driving a Taxi?
 

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Any actual quotes from the councillors in question? Is that asking too much?
 

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It's actually a fair question, in a roundabout way.. But two of the key tenets of Republicanism is Ant-Racism and Anti-Sectarianism..

We don't have to Love each other, but there's a Truth in the saying that Hate Speech leads to Hate Acts..

When we look at what the Gardaí said in relation to the murder of Roma teenager Marioara Rostas it leaves us asking a lot of questions of ourselves, and our attitude to Racism . Too savage to be understood within a developed society. That's a member of the Gardaí wagging a finger at us as a society and telling us something we don't want to hear.. No demonstrations of solidarity against this direct assault on our humanity. That's really fukkin sad IMHO.. That's not someone having a Pop at the Right, or the Left. That's someone having a Pop at us as a people, as nation, as a race..

In an editorial in the GRA journal, the Garda Review, Mr Stone said this was “a heinous crime” which shocked gardaí.

“In the final days of her life she was treated horrifically; the manner of her death too savage to be understood within a developed society,” he said.

“It must be said that public outrage has not galvanised into mass demonstrations of solidarity against this direct assault on our humanity. Where are the outpourings of disgust that such a level of depravity could be committed here?

“The vocal dissension and mobilisation against fox and stag hunting and the political communication to retain the medical card for the senior citizens dwarfed any rallying against violent and murderous sexual predators.”

He added: “This raises the question; would a teenager’s abduction, abuse and murder have been more newsworthy, more talked about and simply more emotive if she were an Irish national? As a society are we ambivalent towards the murder because the victim was a member of the Roma community.”
 

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Éirígí, IRSP, Sinn Féin and AFA call for FF and FG County Councillors to resign
Should this thread not be in the comedy section?
 

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Éirígí, IRSP, Sinn Féin and AFA call for FF and FG County Councillors to resign
Should this thread not be in the comedy section?
Why? What's funny about burning a family home to the ground? I don't find it amusing, at all.

Even the cops were shocked by the attitude of Paddy to the murder and gang-rape of that Roma Teenager..No demonstrations of solidarity against this direct assault on our humanity. Because Roma, Travellers and Africans are minorities, it dictates that the Racism is a little bit harder to detect.. Fianna Fáil bankrupted this country, they robbed it blind, and Fine Gael continued where they left off.. Hence why it's easy to have a pop at the Africans.. The Blacks waz wat robbed our jobs etc. etc. etc. And it's both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael who are spouting it.. Even the British Meeja were shocked with the Irish Meeja and their reaction to Enda Kennys little joke about N1gg@rs..
 

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Why? What's funny about burning a family home to the ground? I don't find it amusing, at all.

Even the cops were shocked by the attitude of Paddy to the murder and gang-rape of that Roma Teenager..No demonstrations of solidarity against this direct assault on our humanity. Because Roma, Travellers and Africans are minorities, it dictates that the Racism is a little bit harder to detect.. Fianna Fáil bankrupted this country, they robbed it blind, and Fine Gael continued where they left off.. Hence why it's easy to have a pop at the Africans.. The Blacks waz wat robbed our jobs etc. etc. etc. And it's both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael who are spouting it.. Even the British Meeja were shocked with the Irish Meeja and their reaction to Enda Kennys little joke about N1gg@rs..
Except I suspect the accusors have been involved in burning more than one home to the ground over the years
Best for them if they keep their mouth shut
 

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Except I suspect the accusors have been involved in burning more than one home to the ground over the years
Best for them if they keep their mouth shut
No, you can't be at that. I haven't a minutes time for Eirigi etc. but that doesn't mean that in this instance their arguments are wrong. The burning of that house and the publicly expressed views of the Donegal councillors are a disgrace.
 

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I wonder if Travellers were protestant would SF & the IRSP burn them out or shoot them in the back of the head whilst driving a Taxi?
Doubt it; they'd still be opposed to racism & sectarianism, which darkhorse seems to think is funny.
 

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Except I suspect the accusors have been involved in burning more than one home to the ground over the years
Best for them if they keep their mouth shut
You can't even bring yourself to condemn the attacks in Donegal, Kilkenny and Tipperary..
 

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