A Kerry county councillor has hit out at cruel and nasty comments posted on social media in the wake of a week of tragedy on Irish roads.
Independent councillor Jackie Healy-Rae says a number of comments posted under online news articles about the road deaths were vile and unnecessary.
Cllr Jackie Healy-Rae says these comments are vilifying people and adding to the devastation felt by mourning families.
He says a dedicated minister for social media should be appointed due to the lack of such laws in Ireland.
Jackie Healy-Rae, who has experienced social media abuse himself, says action needs to be taken to tackle the issue: