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Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Rónán Mullen are having a bit of a row on Twitter

The Equality Minister’s tweet about “extremist right-wingers” got this one going…

THE EQUALITY MINISTER Áodhan Ó Ríordáin and the independent senator Rónán Mullen have had some sharp exchanges on Twitter today.

This morning, Ó Ríordáin tweeted this in response to the Pro Life Campaign’s Cora Sherlock appearance on Morning Ireland to discuss yesterday’s UN report on Ireland’s abortion laws:

The Labour TD’s tweet appeared to draw a parallel between those who opposed the recent same-sex marriage referendum and pro-life campaigners.

It did not get a great response on Twitter:

aor tweet response

It took a few hours but Mullen, a prominent conservative commentator, who opposed the referendum last month, responded with this:

But Ó Ríordáin wasn’t taking that lying down, and tweeted this response:

We’re waiting to see what Mullen has to say to that, but he’s not the only anti-same-sex marriage politician to respond to Ó Ríordáin today.

A minute before Mullen’s initial tweet, here’s what Tipperary South TD Mattie McGrath had to say:

This one could run…

Read: Watch this Labour TD read mean tweets about himself

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