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Miriam O'Callaghan decided to reveal the abuse she received on Twitter after hearing of the threats sent to footballer James McClean

Here’s what happens when a journalist asks tough questions of former IRA godfather Martin McGuinness;

RTE star Miriam O’Callaghan has revealed how she was terrorised by people who sent her messages saying they hoped that she and her children would die after a row with Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness. She received the “intimidating, unsettling and frightening” messages on Twitter after her controversial Presidential election debate with the leading republican.

Now, obviously we do not know who these people really were, where they live and what they do BUT one can surely reasonably assume that they supported McGuinness.

I suppose the very talented O’Callaghan should be thankful that they were just threats. After all, over the years those who were seen to be a threat to the Provos got more than deranged tweets. It’s how the mafia IRA work.

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4 thoughts on “NEVER A CROSS WORD..

  1. “RTE star Miriam O’Callaghan has revealed how she was terrorised by people who sent her messages saying they hoped that she and her children would die after a row with Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness.”

    Why am I not surprised? You don’t “diss” a notorious person of controversial political lineage in Ireland without certain consequenses.

    After almost two decades of closely observing the denizens of Hibernia in action I’ve come to the conclusion that “threats”, either verbal slagging, subtle innuendo or in the form of a 600 kilogram Ammonium Nitrate filled milk canister come with the territory. It’s all a matter of degree.

    From the out-and-beyond country culchie right up to the Taoiseach Irish culture’s corner stone is based “bullying”. And the foundation on Hypocrisy.

    For example just look at the character, Squire ‘Red’ Will Danaher in the movie “The Quiet Man”. John Ford was spot-on in depicting him as an ignorant tyrant and a perfect example of the Irish “lump hammer” mindset.

    That’s how the society, which is basically insecure and dysfunctional, operates and exists.

    Incidentally, the I.R.A. is just another vicious and very deadly sub-culture within this society.

  2. The context of the story is the sectarian attacks on Sunderland’s James McClean who was born in Derry and was picked in the Irish squad for the European Championship finals in June. That’s why O’Callaghan brought up her own experiences. The test of anyone’s sincerity on the issue is their willingness to condem all abuse on twitter equally not just select the examples that suit their own agenda. Martin McGuinness has come out strongly against abuse in both cases.

    But ATW has remained true to form by covering one example and not the other so it simply can’t be considered serious on the issue.

    The anonymity of twitter makes it attractive to cowardly types who hurl insults and threats. They are all pathetic no matter what cause they claim to represent.

  3. EDDIE

    If Ireland and the Irish are so awful, why do you choose to live there?

  4. “If Ireland and the Irish are so awful, why do you choose to live there?”

    Whooaah, wait a minute…

    That old ass actually lives there??

    All that flak railed against the irish – from someone who gleefully joins in in telling those muslims who are unwilling to integrate into their adopted societies to take a hike?

    Eddie, maybe you ought to take your own advice, and y’know… fuck off?

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