Investigation Into Alleged Racist Verbal Attack On Rose Of Tralee

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Rose of Tralee 2018, Kirsten Mate Maher.

GARDAI in Kilkenny are investigating after allegations of a racist verbal attack on the new Rose of Tralee, Kirsten Mate Maher.

According to the RTE website, it is alleged Ms Maher and her boyfriend were abused by two male customers in a fast food takeaway on John Street, Kilkenny at around 3am on Sunday.

One man is alleged to have racially abused her before her boyfriend intervened asking him to cease, but a second man then became involved.

It is understood gardaí were called to the takeaway and took statements from those present.

Steve Cronly of the Rose of Tralee festival committee said Ms Maher would not be making any comment on the matter.

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    A racist verbal attack!

    Numerous red haired people are called names by scumbags everyday, is that racist!

    Lets face it scumbags will just try and provoke you on any thing? your disability, your appearance if you are not pretty or your weight.

    All too often – it’s just a verbal attack by scumbags!

    Besides the new Rose of Tralee is Irish or at least half Irish?