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Toy Shop 'Annoyed' After Abortion Leaflets Slipped Inside Its Catalogues


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The owners of a toy shop say they're 'annoyed and upset' that pro-life leaflets have been slipped inside their catalogues.

Banba Toymaster on Mary Street in Dublin city centre says a distribution company has been including the material without its consent or prior knowledge.

The material calls on readers to vote no to repealing the 8th amendment, and Toymaster has asked the distribution company to stop delivering its catalogues.

Ciaran Fitzpatrick, who owns the shop, is asking parents to check catalogues for any inserts before allowing their children to browse them.

"We immediately got in touch with the company and asked them to stop distributing our catalogue".

He explained he has been using the company "for the last five years", and that the abortion inserts have left him "annoyed and upset".

A statement on the company's Facebook page said "It has been reported to us that our Catalogue Distribution company have been distributing other material not suitable for children along with our Catalogue."

"This has happened without our consent or prior knowledge. We apologise for any upset caused. PLEASE, PLEASE check the Catalogue for any inserts not suitable before handing it to your child."

Leaflet Company Ireland, who was tasked with delivering the toy catalogues says it is "unsure how the leaflets ended up inside the Banba Toymaster Catalogue as we distribute leaflets alongside others and not by insertion, as we do not have an insertion machine pre-delivery."

"We deliver multiple leaflets alongside each other and they are manually collated at the doorstep and delivered through the letterbox. Our distributors don't insert leaflets inside each other and we cannot verify the individual complaint that it was inside the magazine."

"The Pro Life Group did not request to go matched with Toymaster or any other company, this was simply done by an automated planning process."

"We apologise if anyone has being offended by this."


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