The leader of the Green Party in Ireland, Eamon Ryan, apologized for using a racial slur while discussing racism in the Irish parliament in Dublin on June 11.
Ryan was speaking about a person who had experienced racism in Ireland when he used the term.
Ryan said, “In the newspaper today there was a young Irishman, Sean Gillane, giving his experience of being othered. Of being from the age of six given that name – you n****r.”
After receiving much criticism for the comment, including from members of his own party, Ryan issued an apology.
Ryan said, “In quoting from an article I read this morning, I repeated a racial slur, and I was completely wrong to do so. I want to apologize for any hurt caused. I know this particular word should never be used.” Credit: Houses of the Oireachtas via Storyful