Dubliners are up in arms after the Church of Scientology, which Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin described as a “cult” during the weekend, just opened a major new complex in Firhouse, Dublin 24.
A large group of protestors wearing “Scientology Kills” t-shirts and waving “Keep Tom Cruise out of Firhouse” placards held a demo outside of the Scientology’s new multi-million euro, state-of-the-art office in Firhouse, Tallaght during the weekend.
They also distributed over 1,000 leaflets in the area to highlight to dangers of the cult.
“They are not doing this by accident, they are planning to build a base in Ireland, use the centre to expand their control and influence,” one protestor, May Curtis, told the Irish Times.
Speaking at Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis during the weekend, Micheál Martin had this to say: “I think these type of cults can be very damaging to people, particularly young people.”
He added, “Ultimately in situations like this it’s about education, it’s about informing the public, it’s about promoting self-esteem and self-confidence among people.”