The Union of Students in Ireland President Síona Cahill has indicated she will not be participating in the Peter Casey show on Newstalk next week, after being approached by the station.
The Donegal-based businessman courted controversy during his recent Presidential campaign, in which he came second in the polls, following comments he made about the Traveller community.
Ms Cahill said: “The Union of Students in Ireland will not be giving platform to the Peter Casey show by participating as a guest. The USI does not condone racism or discrimination.
“We took a strong stance against Peter Casey’s racist comments during the presidential election season and will continue to express solidarity with Traveller students at Third Level. Equality is a core value for the USI, as is respect for ethnic minorities, including the Travelling community.”
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