Mayor of Naas will not offer help to Black Africans

Councillor Darren Scully, the mayor of Naas, Co Kildare, has stated that he will no longer be offering any assistance to the African residents of his community.
He made this decision, he says, after receiving a lot of aggression from representatives of the coloured community and has decided that he will no longer work with them. Scully was eager to stress that this view is his alone and does not reflect the views of Naas County Council as a whole. Any black African who came to him, he has stated, will be referred to another colleague.

Darren Scully with Enda Kenny

In an interview with radio station KFM, Mr Scully said the following;

“I have been met with aggressiveness and bad manners…I have also been met with the race card, (they say) ‘Oh yeah, you will help white people, but you don’t help black people’.

“So after a while I made a decision that I was just not going to take on representations from black Africans, that I would be very courteous to them and I would pass on their query to other public representatives.

“Everything I do as a councillor is for the general good…It saddens me that people would call me a racist, because I’m not.”

  1. The mayor has tonight announced his resignation in the aftermath of this scandal.

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