Réada Cronin

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Réada Cronin

Réada Cronin, 2016.jpg
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2020
ConstituencyKildare North
Personal details
BornDublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partySinn Féin
Spouse(s)Donal Quinn[1]

Réada Cronin (/ˈrdə ˈkrnɪn/) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Kildare North constituency since the 2020 general election.[2][3]

Political career[edit]

Cronin was a member of Kildare County Councillor for the Maynooth local electoral area from 2014 to 2019, until she lost her seat following the 2019 local elections. She had previously contested the 2016 general election, gaining three thousand first preferences but failed to get elected.[4] Cronin was elected as a Sinn Féin TD for the Kildare North constituency following the 2020 general election.

Controversy[edit]

In 2019, Cronin tweeted that "sinister" Mossad interference in the 2019 United Kingdom general election was responsible for the defeat of Jeremy Corbyn. Cronin added that Corbyn was a "principled man" victimized by "lies, deceit, fake news, and the sinister activities of the Mossad Service Service", and that the alleged Mossad actions were "blatant as f***." After being criticized by the Israeli embassy in Ireland for a "history of paranoid, hate-driven conspiracy theories," Cronin backtracked, calling her comments "throwaway remarks." Sinn Féin issued a statement stating that Cronin's remarks "do not represent the views of Sinn Fein".[5][6]

Older tweets surfaced in the following days where she linked Hitler to the Rothschild family and suggested Irish judges could be paedophiles and promoted conspiracy theories about the harmful effects of water fluoridation.[7] Her comments were condemned by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and by Maurice Cohen, chair of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland who characterised them as "inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist”.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/sinn-fein-td-cronin-claims-planning-issue-around-1m-house-was-settled-in-court-983512.html
  2. ^ "Réada Cronin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Réada Cronin". 16 January 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Kildare North Results 2016". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 15 March 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  5. ^ Tighe, Mark (February 16, 2020). "Mossad ended Jeremy Corbyn campaign, tweets new Sinn Fein TD Réada Cronin". The Times of London.
  6. ^ Rhea, Karys (February 17, 2020). "Irish MP Blames Mossad 'Interference' for Corbyn's Defeat in UK General Elections". The Algemeiner.
  7. ^ McCárthaigh, Sean. "New Sinn Féin TD apologises for 'glib, off-the-cuff tweets'". Irish Times. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  8. ^ McGrath, Dominic. "'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets". Journal.ie. Retrieved 19 February 2020.

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