Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has apologised for any offence caused by what he said was the “insensitive nature” of a tweet he posted over the weekend.
Deputy Stanley explained why he was contrite to the Public Accounts Committee for his tweet about attacks that killed 35 British soldiers.
The Laois/Offaly TD says it fell below the standards he expects of himself and apologised in his role as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee:
It was Mr Stanley’s first public comment since he posted a controversial tweet about the 1920 Kilmichael ambush and the 1979 Warrenpoint bombings.
“My tweet fell below the standard – not just the standard that we expect of each other, but the standard that I expect from myself as a member of the Dáil. And for that I am genuinely sorry.”