Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley To...


Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley To Make 'Full Personal Statement' To The Dáil


04:25 4 Dec 2020

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Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley will make a "full personal statement" to the Dáil on December 15th, according to the party's leader.

Mary Lou McDonald said in a statement this afternoon that she met with Deputy Stanley today and that the pair discussed the "ongoing public commentary relating to tweets he has posted and a radio interview he gave in March".

She said: "At my request, Teachta Stanley will take next week to be with his family; for whom this period of public controversy and comment has proven very difficult.

"Teachta Stanley has this afternoon written to the Ceann Comhairle to request time to make a full personal statement to the Dáil on the 15th December."

The Sinn Féin TD this week apologised for a tweet that appeared to glorify an IRA attack on the British Army during the War of Independence.

A second tweet then emerged that suggested the Laois-Offaly politician was commenting on Leo Varadkar's sexuality after he was elected leader of Fine Gael.

The Public Accounts Committee chairman has since deleted his social media accounts.

Main image: Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley addresses the Public Accounts Committee. Credit: RollingNews

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