Councillor claims he was ‘threatened by the IRA’ in Gaoth Dobhair

first_imgA COUNTY Councillor says he has been threatened by the IRA in a row over a flag.At a meeting this afternoon of Derry City and Strabane District Council in the Guildhall in Derry, it was alleged that members of Sinn Féin had threatened and intimidated people in West Donegal last weekend, one of whom was Councillor Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig.In a statement to RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta this evening, Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig confirmed this, and called for a public statement from Sinn Féin on the matter. Independent Councillor Gary Donnelly raised the matter at the meeting in Derry this afternoon, and alleged that Sinn Féin were aware of these threats made to people in Donegal at the weekend, which included in one case the threat of an IRA visit.Councillor Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig confirmed in a statement to RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta that two men, both involved with Sinn Féin, called to his house last Saturday morning and were extremely threatening.The Councillor said that he was also aware that these men had made a visit to another man in his constituency, whom they threatened with a visit from the IRA.Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig has called on Sinn Féin to clarify whether the IRA is still active, and asked that they make a public statement on these threats. The threats resulted from the raising of a Cumann na mBan flag at a memorial slab to Kevin Brady in Mín na Leice in the Donegal Gaeltachta last Friday. It is alleged that the men said that nobody but members of the Republican Movement had the authority to raise the Cumann na mBan flag.Councillor claims he was ‘threatened by the IRA’ in Gaoth Dobhair was last modified: April 26th, 2018 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuiglast_img read more