Wednesday 13 December 2017

Gardai probe hoax right-wing email

Fiach Kelly

GARDAI are investigating a hoax email that claimed to come from a council housing official who was setting up a new extreme right-wing political party called 'National Front Ireland'.

The email purported to come from Liam Ward, a senior official in housing and corporate services in Donegal County Council.

It said: "This is Liam Ward of Donegal County Council. I am sick of n*****s in Donegal. We are starting a new political party. National Front Ireland. All are welcome to join, or to attend one of our meetings."

Mr Ward, who is director of services in the council with responsibility for housing and corporate services, last night said the email "absolutely" did not come from him.

The county council said the email was a hoax and was being investigated by the gardai.

Irish Independent

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