Gardaí investigating vandalism of Sligo-Leitrim TD's constituency office with pro-life graffiti
The vandalism follows last night's vote on the abortion bill.
Tony McLoughlin, a Fine Gael TD for the constituency of Sligo-Leitrim, has shared a photo of his local office after it was vandalised with "pro-life" graffiti.
The image shows that the front of the office has been defaced with phrases like "Fine Gael Baby Killers," "Herods," and "Skum."
McLoughlin has condemned the vandalism on his official Twitter account.
"So disappointed to see this morning that my busy constituency office in Sligo has been vandalised and defaced overnight," he said.
"We live in a proud democracy and despite ones opinion on any referendum, this behaviour can never [be] condoned. Gardai on site investigating criminal damage."
So disappointed to see this morning that my busy constituency office in #Sligo has been vandalised and defaced overnight. We live in a proud democracy and despite ones opinion on any referendum, this behaviour can never condoned. Gardai on site investigating criminal damage. pic.twitter.com/Y9DMfVnT90
— Tony McLoughlin TD (@TonyMcLTD) December 14, 2018
On Thursday night, Ireland's Seanad followed Dáil Éireann in passing a bill that will see abortion services become legal in Ireland from 1 January, 2019.
The legislation follows a tense year of debate that culminated in a referendum on repealing the eighth amendment, which passed by a margin of 66% to 34% in May, 2018.
The bill will soon be signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins.