Ellis condemn racist attack on Dublin Bus driver


May 15, 2013

Sinn Féin Transport spokesperson has condemned the racially motivated attack on a Dublin Bus driver which took place yesterday, Tuesday 14th of May. The attack happened in the Parnell Square area of the city where many buses park while drivers change shift.

Deputy Ellis said:
“While we don’t know all of the details of this attack we know enough to believe that it was a racist attack and that it should be condemned utterly. No one should have to fear violence or racism in their workplace.

“Dublin is a diverse and vibrant city enriched by the many people from all over the world who call it home. They are as much a part of Dublin as anyone else and deserve to feel safe.

“I commend those who apprehended the offender and the Gardaí for taking him into custody.

“I personally and my party Sinn Féin wish the victim of this attack a speedy recovery and send out solidarity to him in this difficult time.

“Racism will not be tolerated in Dublin or anywhere else.”

About Dessie Ellis

Dessie Ellis TD is a full time public representative for the Constituency of Dublin North West. He is the Sinn Féin National spokesperson on Housing. Dessie is a member of the Oireachtas Communications and Transport Committee and a member of the joint sub-committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. Dessie has been selected by Sinn Féin alongside Cllr. Cathleen Carney Boud to contest the upcoming General elections.