Analysis: Stanley’s public apology just might put an end to Narrow Water tweet controversy

Sinn Féin TD had to apologise at the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee, which he chairs

2nd December, 2020
Analysis: Stanley’s public apology just might put an end to Narrow Water tweet controversy
Brian Stanley’s position as chair of the Public Accounts Committee appears safe, with members of the committee expressing a desire to get on with its work programme now that he had delivered his apology. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Brian Stanley, the Sinn Féin TD, has delivered his public apology for his offensive tweet about the IRA’s bomb attack on British paratroopers.

He had been criticised for drawing a parallel between the Kilmichael ambush in the War of Independence, when the IRA killed 17 members of the Auxiliaries, and the Narrow Water bridge attack by the Provisional IRA in 1979, where two bombs killed 18 British soldiers.

"Kilmicheal (sic) (1920) and Narrow Water...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Adopted people to have access to information about birth parents under new legislation

Charities’ Vat refunds to be capped at €1m

Tepid response from main parties to idea of ethnic minority quotas in elections

Government ‘dragging its heels’ on daytime alcohol adverts ban