- Oct 12, 2009
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/kate-oconnell-writes-to-fine-gael-bosses-about-alleged-online-abuse-from-senior-party-figure-36324541.htmlFirst-time TD Kate OConnell has written to Fine Gael bosses complaining about online abuse she claims to have been subjected to by a senior party figure.
The Dublin Bay South representative told a private meeting of TDs and senators that she wanted them to be aware of activity alleged to be on Barry Walsh's Twitter account.
Ms O'Connell claims that on the Twitter account of the Vice Chair of the Fine Gael Executive Council, there are a number of derogatory tweets about her and other female politicians, referring to Mary Lou McDonald and Roisin Shortall as b******.
In an unprecedented move Ms OConnell printed out the social media posts and passed them around at last nights meeting.
She has also written a formal letter of complaint to the Fine Gaels General Secretary Tom Curran.
Shona Murray isn't a fan
Kate O' Connell conducted herself very well on Pat Kenny's show her main point being that it was inappropriate for a misogynist given to extreme abusive language to be allowed to tweet bile and hold a responsible position in Fine Gael which prides itself on decency.Shona MurrayVerified account
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Interesting @campaignforkate discussing @barryawalsh on @PatKennyNT Hes an angry misogynist who brings nothing to the table. Prob delighted