DUBLIN City Councillors from all political parties have released a joint statement, coming out in support of Lord Mayor Hazel Chu after she was the target of racist abuse yesterday.
In a statement, the councillors said:
“The political party group leaders on Dublin City Council have issued a joint statement supporting Dublin City Lord Mayor Cllr. Hazel Chu who had to face further racist intimidation from protesters outside the Mansion House.
“These protests were totally unacceptable and have no part to play in our democracy.
“We join together today in opposition to racism. Racism and bigotry have no place in Irish society. Those organising these protests must immediately stop.
“Racism offers no solutions to the many challenges we are facing. It only serves to divide our communities.
“We will continue to work together to wipe out racism where ever it raises its ugly head.
“We remain committed to building an inclusive Dublin where everyone regardless of race, colour or creed is made feel welcome and appreciated.”
Cllr. Daithí Doolan (Sinn Féin)
Cllr. Deirdre Heney (Fianna Fail)
Cllr. Cieron Perry (Independents)
Cllr. Michael Pidgeon (Green Party)
Cllr. Dermot Lacey (The Labour Party)
Cllr. Ray McAdam (Fine Gael)
Cllr. Hazel Norton (People before Profit)