Taoiseach Leo Varadkar condemns Saoradh march that took place in Dublin on Saturday 4 months ago

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar condemns Saoradh march that took place in Dublin on Saturday

"The actions by Saoradh in Dublin this weekend are beneath contempt."

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has condemned the actions of republican group Saoradh, following their controversial march in Dublin city on Saturday.

The Taoiseach took to Twitter on Sunday night to express his disapproval of Saoradh's acts, and urged them to apologise.

Varadkar referenced the death of journalist Lyra McKee, and described the group's actions as "beneath contempt".

You can read all of Varadkar's comments on the subject here:

"The actions by Saoradh in Dublin this weekend are beneath contempt. People North and South are mourning the death of a brave campaigner and journalist, Lyra McKee. And on Sunday we marked the heroes of 1916 who put Ireland on the path to democracy.

"Others like Saoradh want to return Ireland to a violent and troubled past. We can never allow this to happen. Saoradh should apologise for their actions this weekend.

"The right to assemble and march was won by the men and women of 1916 who fought for freedom and the democracy we have today. This weekend they dishonored their legacy and memory. It was an insult to the Irish people.

"Listening to the proclamation being read out on the steps of the GPO this morning, some of the words really resonated with me.

"The proclamation condemns those who in the name of Ireland would dishonour the flag through cowardice or inhumanity. Those involved in dissident activity should reflect on those words."