Irish Examiner

Two TDs have been told to “wake up and smell the coffee” after declaring that “all lives matter” during Dáil statements on combatting racism.

Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae and Cork South-West TD Michael Collins each used the phrase today, which has been used in debates related to the Black Lives Matter movement, earning a rebuke from the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR).

Deputy Healy-Rae said:

“The youngsters at home pointed out to me that black lives matter. We believe that all lives matter.

Even the small unborn babies that we fought so hard for in this Chamber also matter.

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