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Finglas wants to ‘twin’ with North Korea to “put town on the map in a positive light”

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Finglas wants to ‘twin’ with North Korea to “put town on the map in a positive light”

Finglas wants to befriend rogue Asian state North Korea to promote cultural and commercial ties.

The Finglas Village Renewal Partnership has written to officials in North Korea asking if they would like to ‘twin’ with the town.

According to Sean Mooney, a representative from the group, partnering with a nation that has active concentration camps and just 12-hours ago threatened nuclear strikes, would “put Finglas on the map in a positive light.”

Mooney told Kathryn Thomas on the Ray D’Arcy Show that North Korea haven’t gotten back to him about the offer.

No mention was made as to whether the rogue state was worried about the knock-on effects of twinning with the north Dublin suburb.

“At this stage of the game I don’t think they will [reply], but that’s why I got in touch with yourselves, to see if I can push it a little bit further,” Mooney said while on the show.

“It would put Finglas on the map, that’s for sure, if they did accept.

“It would put Finglas on the map in a positive light and that’s what we need and that’s what we want. It would be very, very interesting and away from the ordinary, to put it lightly.

Sean Mooney then claimed that Beijing had a similar human rights record, before asking listeners to “give them [North Korea] a chance".

“We see what we’re shown, who’s to say that that’s what it is? I really don’t know,” he said.