A Kilkenny Sinn Fein councillor created a ditty on Snapchat a month ago to the effect that certain people should return to their “huts” on a certain continent.
As a result the Kilkenny Sinn Fein co-opted councillor has had the whip removed temporarily while the party makes a decision on his future. He is the consort of Deputy Kathleen Funchion who had her lover co=opted to Kilkenny County Council in the first place.
It hasn’t turned out well. He has proven to be hot headed and foul mouthed in dealing with critics, and very threatening too. In fact he had to be cautioned by the Gardai only a few months ago for threatening a 70-year-old journalist who had criticised Deputy Funchion. She is no saint either, calling a the man a “nazi” in the former Sinn Fein paper, “An Phoblacht” in a case that ended up in the High Court. She does not care who she slanders in her quest to maintain herself in power and money.
Funchion herself has been undergoing proceedings in Kilkenny court against her separated husband, another Sinn Fein TD, David Cullinane of Waterford. This obviously has an effect on her work of political representation.
To top it all she hasn’t been a success as a politician with abysmal performance in the Dail where she has failed badly to represent Kilkenny as it deserves to be. She is an awful speaker, so never cut out for the Dail. This should have been noticed as she never contributed anything during her time in the Council chamber either.
She slavishly obeys the party line in favour of the mosque and the handing away of Council houses to Newcomers to the country.
Sinn Fein, a party that supports the newcomers even in preference to native KIlkenny people, is expected to come down severely on their local councillor for his creativity in composing the racist ditty. He could even be asked to resign his co=opted seat, given to him by the party at the behest of Deputy Funchion.
But it is hard to tell as Sinn Fein typically maintains a Stalinist-type silence over the entire issue. As a cult rather than a normal political party they operate shrouded in secrecy with a total distrust of both press and public.
The Kilkenny Journal has tried in vain to make contact with the councillor concerned. He has not been allowed to sit at the Council table and we believe that he is not allowed to talk to anybody , either press or public. Basically he is being maintained incommunicado by Sinn Fein.
The attendance of the other Sinn Fein Councillor, David Kennedy, at the mosque to pledge his support to Islam in Kilkenny is to be understood from his personal position of having a sister married to them. This is understandable – however Councillor Kennedy should not allow his personal relationships to dictate his public duties especially with regard to the mosque and to the granting of Council houses to Newcomers in Kilkenny.
PICTURED, Cllr. Sean Tyrrell SF , Imams, Cllr. David Kennedy SF in support of the proposed Kilkenny Mosque at Hebron Industrial Estate, Kilkenny city.