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Abuse Of Politicians "A Thinning Line" - Barry Cowen Responds To Controversial Article

The newspaper column took issue with the appearance of some Fianna Fáil politicians.

Abuse goes with the territory, but it's a thinning line for many.

That's Barry Cowen's response to a newspaper column criticising the appearance of some Fianna Fáil politicians.

It's since been widely condemned and described as "derogatory", "nasty" and "disgraceful".

In a tweet, the Laois-Offaly TD - who as named checked in the column - says "articles like this don't help the cause of increasing [female] participation" in politics.

 

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