He described the matter as a complex issue and “one for the Irish people and their representatives to decide”. He said “for that reason, I was irked by the offensive reference to the issue by the visiting United States secretary of state Mrs Hillary Clinton”. (Full article here)
Is Mr Creed as offended by the news that Anti-abortion groups in Ireland look set to receive a major financial boost from pro-life campaigners in the US? (Full article here)
The principles are similar - Outside US interference on a complex issue that is (in his own words) "one for the Irish people and their representatives to decide"?
We would like to know what his opinion is on this news.
Please feel free to email him and ask
Below is a template email you can use should you wish.
I read on the Irish Times website (Saturday Dec 8th) that you found it 'offensive' that Hilary Clinton should try and bring up the issue of abortion during her speech on humans right while visiting in Ireland.
I want to know if you are equally offended by the fact that right now, there are organisations across the US raising funds with the intention of funding Youth Defence's campaigns. (See link from Sunday's Irish Examiner Here)
And, if you are equally offended, I want to know what you intend to do to prevent this 'outside interference' in the Irish political sphere. As you yourself put it, this issue is "one for the Irish people and their representatives to decide".
You criticised Hilary Clinton for speaking on the issue, and it received national media attention. Will you at the very least, publicly condemn these organisations, who are doing far more to interfere with the issue.
Is this a matter for the Irish people to decide?
Do you stand by what you said?
Are you a man of your word?