Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan has announced plans for a Gestapo commemoration in Dublin later this year.
The Minister said he feels it’s time Hitler’s secret police were officially honoured in this country and is surprised at the negative reaction from some quarters.
“I don’t understand why anyone would have a problem with this. Like the Black and Tans in Ireland, the Gestapo were simply misunderstood. It’s time for reconciliation and we believe in commemorating all sides in wars, particularly the sadistic, evil sides who focused mainly or torturing and murdering civilians. Those people were just doing their job.”
Outraged people all over Ireland have been calling for Fianna Fáil to come out and state publicly what their position is on the planned Commemoration and party leader Micheál Martin finally issued the following statement this afternoon.
“The position of our Party on this issue is very clear. If the public are against it so are we and if they’re in favour of it so are we. At the end of the day it’s all about getting votes at the next election and we intend to achieve this by saying whatever the hell people want us to say.”