The failure of the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to make any public condemnation of the Sri Lankan Easter Sunday massacres of Christians is incomprehensible, according to Renua candidate in Castlebar Michael Farrington.

    More than 300 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded in the attacks, making it the biggest terrorist incident since 9/11, and it took place on the holiest day of Christendom, he says. Yet when an atrocity was committed on Muslims in New Zealand some weeks ago, the Taoiseach, rightly, came out and condemned that.

    Mr Farrington has been telling Midwest News today why he is calling on Leo Varadkar to react to what has happened in Sri Lanka.