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# darren-scully - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Fine Gael councillor says drowned Syrian 3-year-old and family "were not fleeing for their lives"

Former mayor of Naas Darren Scully made the statement in a letter to the Sunday Times. Scully was forced to resign as mayor after being caught up in a racism row in 2011.

# darren-scully - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Councillor involved in African immigrants race row in running for Fine Gael's executive council

Darren Scully, who caused controversy with remarks about African immigrants three years ago, is in the mix for Fine Gael’s backroom decision making body.

# darren-scully - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Former mayor of Naas wins Fine Gael selection despite race row

Darren Scully was one of three councillors selected by the party to run in next year’s local elections.

# darren-scully - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

"Fine Gael has demonstrated that racist remarks are okay with them" - Integration Centre

Darren Scully’s re-admission to the Fine Gael party has caused anger with one migrant support group.

Racism row councillor re-admitted to Fine Gael

The party’s General Secretary says the time has come to “move on” from former Naas mayor Darren Scully’s comments about black Africans.

# darren-scully - Monday 26 March, 2012

New website allows people to record and monitor racism

The website is part of a joint initiative by 17 EU member states and supported by the Immigrant Council of Ireland.

# darren-scully - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Column: Racism is the Irish reality. We need to stop pretending otherwise.

From violent crime to ethnic slurs, racism rears its head daily, writes Catherine Lynch. It’s time to face up to a very real problem.

# darren-scully - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Darren Scully: 'Some people won't be happy until I am deported'

The former Mayor of Naas has reacted strongly to the decision by Fine Gael to remove the party whip following his controversial remarks about African immigrants.

Darren Scully loses Fine Gael whip after remarks about African immigrants

The former Mayor of Naas caused controversy with his remarks about African immigrants in a number of radio interviews last year.

# darren-scully - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Read Me: The year’s best opinion pieces from

Thought-provoking, moving, controversial: Our pick of the top ten Read Mes from 2011.

# darren-scully - Thursday 29 December, 2011

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Top 10 stories that got you talking in 2011

Alternative medicine, the Gaza flotilla and same-sex marriages – these are the stories that sparked the most debate in 2011.

# darren-scully - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

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Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes

From the government’s €3.6bn ‘accounting error’, to confusing a Hollywood actor with a serial killer, here are this year’s most memorable gaffes.

# darren-scully - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Column: Why I reported Darren Scully for inciting hatred – and why I’m not backing down

Since reporting Darren Scully for his controversial comments last month, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has received a torrent of abuse but he’s not backing down…

# darren-scully - Saturday 26 November, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s fix: Darren Scully in tears; fears for the euro; concern for George Michael and anti-austerity protests on the streets of Dublin.

Scully insists: 'I am not a racist' as he breaks down in radio interview

The former Mayor of Naas was forced to resign earlier this week after remarks he made about immigrant Africans. He said he and his family had been threatened because of the remarks.

# darren-scully - Friday 25 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know by 9am: Calls for second MEP vote on Cardiff, RTÉ denies prejudice allegations, families at ‘breaking point’ – and a busy day for US shoppers

Darren Scully race remarks 'an opportunity for education', says African community leader

Africa Centre head Eric Yao said he accepted an apology issued by the former Naas mayor

# darren-scully - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Darren Scully resigns as Mayor of Naas

The Fine Gael councillor apologised ‘unreservedly’ for his controversial remarks on race.