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Irish councillor receives homophobic hate mail

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An Irish councillor has revealed that he has received homophobic hate mail to his home address, the second time this year.

Councillor Francis Timmons, who represents Clondalkin, Dublin, as an independent, said he received the letter earlier this week, and has handed into the police for investigation.

“The person who sent this needs to be aware of its offensive connotations and that homophobic behaviour is not acceptable in our inclusive and progressive country,” he told Dublin Live.

Irish councillor receives homophobic hate mail
Francis Timmons and husband Darren

Timmons said the police are investigating whether the letter is linked to another he received last summer.

In July he and his husband received a photo of Pope Benedict and a letter about World Family Day

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The envelope was addressed to “Darren and Francis, ‘The S***-Pushers Den.’”

“It was a horrible thing to get, absolutely vile,” Timmons told the Dublin Gazette.

“It’s sad to see this kind of thing still going on in modern-day Ireland.”

Irish councillor receives homophobic hate mail

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