Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said his party partner Brian Stanley was guilty of a gross misjudgment in two tweets, which Mr Ó Broin said had caused multiple offenses.
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said Stanley had written to Ceann Comhairle requesting a statement to Dáil on December 15.
The controversy began when Stanley tweeted linking the Kilmichael Ambush in Co Cork during the War of Independence in which 17 British soldiers were killed by the Temporary IRA Narrow Water bombing at Warrenpoint, in Co Down in 1979, where 18 British soldiers were based. killed.
Laois-Offaly TD is under further pressure following criticism over a tweet he posted about Tánaiste Leo Varadkar in 2017.
The tweet sent by Mr Stanley following Mr Varadkar’s election as leader of Fine Gael reads “Yippee 4 days. This is Leo. You can do what you like in bed but don’t see a raise the next day”.
Speaking at RTÉ’s the Week in Politics this afternoon, Mr. Ó Broin said the right thing Stanley had to do was meditate before making Dáil’s statement.
Regarding reports of online attacks by Sinn Féin’s supporters against people with different views, Mr Ó Broin said those behind them are not helping the party and his message to them is to stop.