‘I hope he is in prison’: Former Minister calls for jail sentence for Irish TD

Sinn Fein TD David Cullinane has called for a jail sentence to be handed down to former TD Noel Cooney over the alleged murder of a man in Dublin in 2007.

He said the former Taoiseach should be sent to prison for a lengthy period of time.

Mr Cullinanes comments come after Mr Cooney’s mother Marie Cooney was shot dead outside her home in County Kildare.

In a statement published on Facebook Mr Cullanane said he hopes Mr Coosiony is in jail.

“This murder was a horrendous and heinous act, one which I am convinced is the work of the gardaí and that this is a case of political vendetta and an attempt by the Government to silence and humiliate me and the family,” he said.

“The murder was not carried out by the police.

“It is the right thing to do. “

The killing of this innocent man, in front of his loved ones and colleagues, should be condemned in the strongest terms. “

It is the right thing to do.

Mr Cullenane said that the killing was a “political vendetta”, adding that it was an attempt to silence him and his family and the gardai. “

If this murder is confirmed to have been committed by the Gardaí, then a full criminal prosecution should be opened and this case should be pursued vigorously.”

Mr Cullenane said that the killing was a “political vendetta”, adding that it was an attempt to silence him and his family and the gardai.

He called on all parties involved in the murder to unite in this investigation.

“Our family and I pray that the killers will be brought to book and that Cooney and his mother are held to account,” he added.

A man has been arrested in relation to the murder.

Mr Coonanoes father, Paul Cooney, was shot to death outside his home in south Dublin, in March 2007.

Mr Mullinanes death is the latest in a string of deaths attributed to Sinn Fein.

A former Minister was shot in the head in Limerick in July, while the IRA killed a garda in the south east of the country in March.

He was shot on the way to a meeting with the US President.

In December, the Taoiseaach, Leo Varadkar, was wounded in a shooting while on a visit to Dublin.