Wexford Councillor Apologises After Using The ‘N’ Word In Heated Debate

A Wexford County Councillor has apologised after using the ‘n’ word in a heated debate…

Wexford County Councillor and Fianna Fail representative Pip Breen has apologised after using the ‘n’ word in a heated Council debate.

The Councillor described the Chief Executive Officer at the Office of the Planning Regulator Niall Cussen as a “n***** in the woodpile” during a debate about the county development plan.

The Wexford councillor, who said he was “mortified” over his own use of the word, immediately retracted his statement and offered an apology:

I used a very unfortunate remark which I don’t know where it came from or how it came from into my head and I used it, but I immediately withdrew it and apologised for using it.

“It’s a remark I never used before and I don’t where it came from,” he continued.

“I wish the ground had opened up and swallowed me once I said it but I couldn’t take it back. I’m of an age when I can remember that was a common phrase,” he added.

There is no room for this language and these terms in our society and definitely not from an elected rep, representing a political party and the county.

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