A Dublin councillor who says he was slapped in public is blaming the media for the attack.
Dermot Lacey claims he was hit across the back of the head by a random man in a pub on Sunday.
He thinks it happened because people have a distorted view of politicians.
"Of course there are very good journalists, of course, there are journalists who do good work and there are journalists who perform a public service.
"But [some of the stuff] that is being allowed to spread that all politicians are corrupt...and all politicians are in it for themselves - that's simply not true."
The councillor tweeted on Monday to say he was "sore and angry" and that would be making a statement to gardaí.
He added in the tweet that "Trendy journalists should be aware of their absolved responsibility."
- Digital Desk