Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has condemned republican violence after another night of loyalist violence in the North and said that those who voted for Sinn Féin in the last general election should take a long hard look at themselves.
“Once again the men of violence bring shame upon our flag and claim it as their own. Well no more. Not on our watch. We’re taking it back. Just like Jack Charlton did. The people of this island have lived through decades of republican violence such as the Bloody Sunday massacre in Londonderry and the Dublin and Monaghan bombings and last night’s footage of young men petrol bombing a bus on the Shankill Road in Belfast shows they are still terrorising their own community.”
Mr. Varadkar apologised to Her Majesty the Queen on behalf of the Irish government for the violence and said it makes him ashamed to be Irish, as do most things.
“I also can’t help thinking that if the people of Ireland had let me and Charlie Flanagan have our Black and Tans commemoration none of this would be happening. I hope you’re happy with yourselves. Republican terrorist sympathisers, each and every one of you. What’s happening is all your fault. No United Ireland for you people. Not now, not ever. No surrender!”