Following on from Labour Cllrs. McGarry and Cawley across the border in Sligo, Labour in Roscommon didn't what to be left out of the new populist policy towards minorities. Boyle Town Cllr. Willie Tiernan had interesting comments to say about a German couple, who have lived in the area for over 10 years, who lodged an Appeal to An Bord Pleanala about the building of a hotel, golf course and 297 holiday homes on Coillte land in Lough Key Forest Park.
From the Roscommon Herald:
"It is a disappointing day for Boyle and the West of Ireland when foreign nationals can come in and tell us what we can do in our own town, county and country"
"they should not be allowed the authority to object to a development"
"If a I went over to Germany and objected to one of their buildings or developments I'd be ran out of it straight away"
"Have these people no foresight? There is no place for them in society in this town."