21 July 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard


Independent member of Monaghan Co Council Seamus Treanor, who is known for his forthright comments on emigration issues, this week launched a tirade against Muslim people entering Ireland, claiming that 98% of them did not want to work.

Colr Treanor made his comments at the conclusion of Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District, as the members agreed to a proposal from Independent councillor Paudge Connolly to send a letter of condolence to the French Ambassador to Ireland, Jean-Pierre Thébault, following the death of 84 people in Nice when a truck was driven into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day. The militant extremist grouping Islamic State subsequently claimed responsibility for the attack.

Associating with the expression of sympathy, Colr Treanor described the Nice incident as very disturbing, and said he wanted to condemn the slaughter of 84 innocent people. In a reference to the deportation by the Dept of Justice earlier this month of a man identified by the Gardaí as being involved in recruitment for Islamic State, he added: “At last our Government has woken up to the danger of the Islam movement to western society.”
“Apparently they all want to come here but show absolutely no respect for our laws or culture,” the North Monaghan local public representative continued.

Criticising “Amnesty International and other left-wing parties for making excuses for these families”, Colr Treanor said that if the Muslims who came into their country did not like their way of life, they should be escorted to the nearest airport and helped to leave the country.
Claiming that Ireland’s welfare system would be stretched further by Muslim emigrants, he stated: “98% of Muslims who come into this country never work and do not want to work.”

Colr Treanor went on to refer to legislation introduced by the then Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton in 2012 which meant that women who had taken time out from the workforce to raise their families now found themselves cut €40 per week in their pensions.

He said this situation was scandalous “when you see people walking into our country who contribute to nothing and have their hand out for everything.”
None of the other Municipal District members responded to Colr Treanor’s comments.

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