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.

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