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Mask slips from Sinn Féin again – Ahearn

2nd July 2021 - Senator Garret Ahearn

The mask has yet again dropped from Sinn Féin with one of their TDs refusing to condemn the IRA gunmen who murdered Det Jerry McCabe, a Fine Gael Senator has said.


Tipperary Senator Garret Ahearn said he was disappointed but not surprised with the comments by Sinn Féin TD Deputy Martin Browne who refused to condemn the killers 25 years on from the 1996 murder in Adare, Co Limerick.


Speaking on Tipp FM today, Deputy Browne said he would not “go as far as condemn” those responsible for opening fire on the unmarked garda car which took the life of Det McCabe and left his colleague, Ben O’Sullivan fighting for his life.


Senator Ahearn said people need to be aware of what their public representatives think of those who murder and maim – especially those who take on the servants of our State.


“This shows the lack of respect Sinn Féin representatives have for the brave members of An Garda Siochána – men and women – who serve this State. They still standby those responsible who murdered and injured.


“Those comments are not only incredible upsetting for the McCabe family and the friends and colleagues of Det McCabe, they are upsetting for all who stand by this State and our democracy


“Through their actions in recent weeks on not supporting the Special Criminal Court and Deputy Browne’s remarks today, Sinn Féin quiet simply do not stand with the security and safety of people in our country,” Senator Ahearn said.

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