Kildare South Sinn Féin TD Patricia Ryan has apologised for sharing a post on Facebook questioning the events of 9/11.
According to a story in The Times she shared a Facebook post on September 13, 2015, two days after the annual remembrance of the attacks on the United States in September 2001.
Deputy Ryan became the second Sinn Féin TD to become embroiled in the controversy. The Times reported also that Martin Browne, a Sinn Féin TD for Tipperary, had shared two posts which questioned widely accepted facts around the events of 9/11. Mr Browne shared a Facebook post that questioned whether the September 11 attacks were faked using holograms.
The article claims that the buildings were destroyed by “carefully planned, orchestrated and executed controlled demolition” and it also raises the prospect of “false flag terrorism” ie where a government stages a terrorist attack on their own country in order to justify war.
Ms Ryan shared the post with the text: “Worth a read and do watch the videos and then you decide.”
The Times said when contacted for comment Deputy Ryan said she did not remember posting the article and said she would have to check out the post before commenting further.
She later apologised for the post. “I apologise for this Facebook post. It is not reflective of my views,” she said.