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Olivia O’Sullivan. Photo credit: Twitter

Olivia O’Sullivan. Photo credit: Twitter

Olivia O’Sullivan. Photo credit: Twitter

Two Fine Gael councillors have apologised for posting tweets with offensive terms including “k****ers” and “sluts” in 2011 and 2012.

Limerick Councillor Olivia O’Sullivan has apologised for using the term “k******s” while Carlow Councillor Brian O’Donoghue apologised for using the term “slut”.

In 2012 Cllr O’Sullivan posted two tweets using the word “k****ers”.

One of tweets said: “‘I think if there were real superheroes they’d just go around killing k****ers.’ Husband getting philosophical as we pass by undesirables.”

In another tweet she said: “#watchingonrecord Ireland’s rappers presenting Irish hip hop as an outlet for Ireland’s k****ers…not my experience of it. Cringe.”

She apologised for the tweets this afternoon.

“I have deleted two tweets published before I entered public life.

"The posts, made in 2012, were wrong and disrespectful, I apologise for this and regret any hurt or offence caused.”

Carlow Councillor Brian O’Donoghue also apologised for using the terms slut and sluts in tweets a decade ago. He said he had since deleted the tweets.

“Just tagged in some old tweets from 2011/2012 where I used the term “slut” or “sluts” when joking with college friends on twitter.

"Joking or not I shouldn’t have used those words. Apologies for any offence this has caused. I was in or just finished college at the time but still.”

The tweets were highlighted by Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave.

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