Councillor Darren Scully (left), mayor of Naas, Co Kildare with Enda Kenny during the 2007 General Election and Nigeria-born David Agboola, then aged six, one of the constituents he says he will no longer represent.
Because he thinks the Africans are getting a little uppity.
He told KFM radio station this morning:
“I have been met with aggressiveness. I’ve been met with bad manners. I’ve been also been played the race card. It’s been said ‘oh, yeah, you would help white people but you don’t help black people’.
“So after a while of this I made the decision that I just was not going to take on representations from black Africans. That I would be very courteous to them and I would pass on their query to other public representatives who would take their concerns. Everything I do as a councillor is for the general good and I don’t raise this issue at council meetings, I don’t make an issue of this ever, ever.
“It saddens me to think that people would call me racist cause I’m not. I know what I am, as a person, and I’m not any of those things.”
Audio and transcript here
And some of the comments on Breakingnews.ie: