‘Class’ war of words erupts between rival Kilkenny-Carlow TDs
KILKENNY Deputy Kathleen Funchion has launched a scathing attack on fellow constituency TD Pat Deering for making “classist” remarks during a live televised debate.
Deputy Funchion also called on Leo Varadkar to “clarify” comments made by Carlow-Kilkenny TD Pat Deering (pictured below) on RTÉ’s Late Debate programme.
“The remarks by Deputy Deering last night where he referred to working class communities as ‘underclasses’ show Fine Gael’s contempt and snide attitude towards ordinary people,” said Deputy Funchion.
“Deputy Deering was elected to represent people from all backgrounds in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency, but with comments such as this, does he look at the ordinary working class people as being beneath him?
“Fine Gael’s mask and their elitist attitude towards Governing is slipping. The Taoiseach must move to clarify these remarks by his party colleague immediately.”