And yes, so it was that Fine Gael’s Darren Scully stated on live radio that he was “not going to take on representations from black Africans” because he found them to be bad mannered and aggressive.
An elected official refusing to represent someone due to their origin and skin colour, seems pretty racist. In fact, type “racism in Europe” into Wikipedia and our man is there. Scully himself denies the charge of racism, but stepped down as mayor yet still clogs up the council chamber. This is not the first time a Fine Gael-er has rammed their foot down their mouth. In 2002 our Taoiseach Enda Kenny used the word ‘nigger’ in a joke relating to Patrice Lumumba, the assassinated Prime Minister of the newly independent Congo in 1961. This was particularly horrendous as his son and many of his grandchildren live in Tallaght. Scratch a Fine Gael-er, find a racist Blueshirt.