The Irish Times: ‘Taoiseach condemns Peter Casey comments about Travellers’

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has condemned comments about Travellers by the presidential candidate Peter Casey, and said that he hopes voters will use the election to send a message about anti-traveller views.

Speaking to journalists at the European summit in Brussels, Mr Varadkar said: “All I can say is that I think that his remarks are very divisive, and they were largely designed to get attention for his campaign. I think that’s really regrettable.

“And I hope that when the people of Ireland go out to vote next Friday they will give Mr Casey and anyone else who holds these kind of views a very clear message.”

Read the fully story on the Irish Times website here.