June 22, 2024

Letterkenny activist Mary T. Sweeney has condemned an alleged sectarian arson assault on the residence of an Aontú consultant in Newry.

Sharon Loughran, an Aontú Newry consultant, found her automobile set alight exterior her residence within the early hours of July twelfth.

Loughran, a paediatric nurse, awoke to the odor of smoke and the sound of her automobile in flames. The inferno prompted severe harm to her home.

Mary T. Sweeney, who ran within the final native and normal elections, mentioned: “This intimidation will merely not work. This horrendous motion might simply have had deadly penalties. I personally can’t perceive why they’d goal Aontú. Our celebration is just 4 years outdated – we have now no historical past or baggage from the previous. Certainly, Aontú has many Catholic and Protestant members each North and South.”

This follows an assault in September final yr when an Aontú councillor, Emmet Doyle, from Derry claims he was assaulted in public due to his pro-life stance.

Ms Sweeney continued: “Each these incidents are deeply disturbing, and ought to be handled as a severe breach of democracy and an assault on free speech.

“I can guarantee these those who this intimidation will merely not work. Our dedication to freedom of expression and perception is unwavering and we in Aontú won’t be intimidated by thuggery of this sort. Quite the opposite, this unsavoury incident solely strengthens our resolve to proceed to advertise and construct Aontú in Donegal and all through Eire primarily based on our ideas of Life, Unity and Financial Justice.” 

Arson assault condemned by Donegal Aontu rep was final modified: July thirteenth, 2023 by Workers Author