Carlow-Kilkenny Sinn Fein TD sent councillors Kennedy and Tyrrell to the Kilkenny Islamic Centre to assure the Imam of the full support of the local Sinn Fein party for the new mosque scheduled for St. John’s Parish.
Like Malcolm Noonan, Sinn Fein has brushed aside forty paid objections from the residents including Brian Murphy, Chairman of the O’Loughlin GAA Club, and a couple of thousand of signed petitions against, as the work of malcontents, haters, racists and the far right.
However that is not the case at all. The objectors are all long time respected residents of the estates surrounding the site of the mosque – all the people of Assumption Place, O’Loughlin Road, Ossory Park, Bishop Birch, Hebron Road, Millennium Court, Lakeside stretching over into Newpark.
There is now a report to appear in the Mail on Sunday, though it probably consists of more such media abuse of the residents because of their legitimate objections.