Card company issue apology following controversial Gerry Adams Christmas video 6 months ago

Card company issue apology following controversial Gerry Adams Christmas video

A card saying "Tiocfaidh Ár Lá La La La" has been removed from the store.

A card company based in Derry has issued an apology following the posting of a video featuring Gerry Adams singing "Tiocfaidh Ár Lá".

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The video was published over the weekend, along with a new card on sale on the store which read "Tiocfaidh Ár Lá La La La".

Proceeds from the card were set to be donated to a local charity.

Ferry Clever has since removed the video, and posted an apology to their Facebook page.

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"Whilst our business is based around satirical comedy, it was never our intention to offend anyone," the company wrote.

"We have now removed the video and have stopped selling the card in question.

"This will not affect the charitable end of this initiative as we will be making a donation to ensure the charity is not negatively impacted.

"As all of our customers will already know we regularly create videos with well known and high profile people for charitable causes specifically to raise awareness and much needed funds for local charities.

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"These initiatives are a very effective way for us to give something back to the local communities we are ultimately here to serve however we accept in this instance our approach has unintentionally caused hurt which we deeply regret."

Ann Travers, whose sister was murdered by the IRA in 1984, described the video as "sick".

The card in question has been removed from the site, but similar controversial designs have yet to be removed.

One such card in question is a Valentines card which reads "Are you in the Ra? Because you make me weak at the knees".

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Another card depicts Will Ferrell in Union Jack trousers and an Orange Order sash with the caption "Merry Christmas to my Prod Mucker".