Councillor seeks apology after ‘discriminatory comment’

Sinn Fein councillor feels discriminated against for ‘choosing to have a family’

Councillor seeks apology after ‘discriminatory comment’

Sinn Fein Councillor Kathleen McGurk with her new baby Aoife, her husband Sean and four year old daughter Fiadh.

John-Paul Grimes

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A CAUSEWAY Coast and Glens councillor is calling for an apology after she was left “feeling discriminated against” for having time off to have a baby, due to remarks allgegedly made at a meeting of full council last week.

Sinn Fein councillor Kathleen McGurk has told the Northern Constitution how, on Tuesday September 1, she was subjected to remarks about her knowledge of a motion in council that occurred while she was off to have her second baby, earlier this year.

Kathleen McGurk is a councillor for Benbradagh DEA, representing the people of Feeny, Dernaflaw, Gortnahey and Foreglen.

Councillor McGurk said: “It is disappointing that in 2020 women still face discrimination for choosing to have a family.

*Full story in this week's Constitution*

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