Josepha Madigan ‘sincerely apologises’ for tweet on Creeslough tragedy – Yesterday 21:40
Junior Minister Josepha Madigan has “sincerely apologised” for a tweet she sent about the Creeslough tragedy that has now been deleted.
On October 7 when the explosion occurred at the Applegreen garage in the small community, the Fine Gael TD wrote: “’One hopes this isn’t deliberate, but it is yet to be clarified! I hope no-one is injured and they find the culprits.”
Ms Madigan quickly deleted the tweet after some Twitter users said it was insensitive.
Trade unionist Brendan Ogle tweeted: “You should be apologising to families and the community for your agenda-laden original tweet. When a community was hit by awful tragedy.”
Speaking on Newstalk’s The Hard Shoulder today, the Dublin Rathdown TD said she is “terribly sorry” for sending the tweet.
“I shouldn’t have sent the tweet, I was wrong and I want to sincerely apologise for not just sending the tweet but also the offense caused,” she said.