Fianna Fáil Councillor Aaron O’Sullivan has condemned an attack overnight on a family home in Youghal, east Cork, describing it as “outrageous and extremely dangerous.”
Councillor O’Sullivan said: “The house that was attacked in Youghal in the early hours of this morning was occupied at the time and it is only with sheer luck that this incident did not have a more serious outcome. I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. There are no circumstances in which this incident could ever be tolerated or justified.
“In recent days there has been heated debate, particularly online, about an appeal to An Bord Pleanala regarding planning permission that has been granted for a retail unit at Seafield Youghal. During this debate some people have sought to personalise the issue to some of the objectors to the planning permission. This is extremely wrong. I believe that the proposed development will be a positive boost for Youghal and the broader east Cork area and therefore I disagree with the objectors. However, their constitutional rights of due process and to participate in the planning process must be respected at all times.
“I understand the gardaí are investigating the outrageous attack this morning and they have my full support in this regard.”