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FF councillor apologises for tweet telling Ruth Coppinger to 'please just keep your clothes on'

06 February 2018 22:45
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FF councillor apologises for tweet telling Ruth Coppinger to 'please just keep your clothes on'

Patrick McKee says that no offence was intended.

A FIANNA FÁIL councillor has apologised for telling AAA-PBP TD Ruth Coppinger that she should “keep your clothes on”.

The tweet was sent by councillor Patrick McKee last night while Coppinger was on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne programme.

The tweet was criticised by numerous people online with McKee’s party colleague Lisa Chambers TD stating that his words “fall below” the standard she would expect from a party representative.

Earlier this afternoon, McKee told The Irish Times that he felt he was exercising his freedom of expression but apologised to Coppinger if any offence was caused.

But later this evening, the former Renua councillor tweeted a fuller apology in which said “no offence” was intended.

Source: thejournal.ie

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