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Controversial right-winger helps Coir cause

A RADICAL right-wing activist who famously branded pro-divorce campaigners "wife- swapping sodomites" in the 1990s is involved in the Coir campaign for a 'No' vote on the Lisbon Treaty.

Una Bean Mhic Mhathuna's track record of high-profile campaigning for traditional Catholic values stretches back decades.

The mother of four last night confirmed she was involved in Coir's 'No' campaign.

The revelations are further evidence of the strong ties between Coir and Youth Defence as Bean Mhic Mhathuna's daughters, Niamh and Una, are reportedly founding members of the radical anti-abortion group.

Former Youth Defence chairman Eoghan de Faoite denied he was also part of the campaign, despite claims by canvassers that he was "running the show".

Last week, Bean Mhic Mhathuna accused the media of campaigning for a 'Yes' vote.

"You should be ashamed of yourselves; you're just on the side of big business," Bean Mhic Mhathuna said.

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