CLLR Diarmuid Scully has said he sees no difference between the Boston Marathon bombers and the Limerick woman who assassinated an innocent Dublin man in a Continuity IRA hit.
Rose Lynch, a 50-year-old mother-of-three and native of Ballinacurra Weston, was this month sentenced to life in prison at the Special Criminal Court for the murder of David Darcy in Ballyfermot as he left for work on the morning of November 28, 2011.
She outraged relatives of the deceased by clenching her fist and shouting “Tiocfaidh ár lá” from the dock.
As members of the City Council expressed sympathy with the people of Boston, Cllr Scully said he had a proposal to also write to Mr Darcy’s family.
“It is easy for us at times to condemn Islamic terrorism, Al Qaeda and the Chechens but very recently we saw an entirely innocent man shot dead by somebody from Limerick. I propose sending a letter of sympathy to the family of David Darcy, an innocent man who was on his way to work. To my mind there is no difference between these people and those who planted the bombs in Boston,” Cllr Scully said.
He was supported by Cllr Cormac Hurley, who said “in relation to the horrible happening in Dublin, it was absolutely disgraceful to see - the besmirching of the good name of Limerick again”.
Mayor Gerry McLoughlin agreed it was right the council should express its “abhorrence of violence of any kind”.
Gardai described Lynch’s claims that Darcy was a criminal as “total lies” and it was accepted by Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne that the deceased was “an innocent victim of an appalling crime”.