Local SF TD brands Adams N-word tweet ‘very silly’

A local Sinn Féin TD says a tweet by her party leader involving the N-word was “very silly”.

Gerry Adams used the controversial phrase in a post on Twitter over the weekend.

He has since claimed that it was used in response to watching the film Django Unchained – that he was trying to draw comparisons between the struggle of Irish Nationalists and that of African Americans.

Kathleen Funchion told KCLR it wasn’t his finest moment.