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'A UDA man started shooting and one of the guys beside me got shot in the leg' - Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin

SF's Ó Broin tells of his dangerous days working in Belfast

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Tribal: Eoin Ó Broin believes he is lucky his experience of violence during the Troubles was ‘very, very limited’, despite spending three years in the tense sectarian atmosphere of Belfast. Picture: Tom Burke

Tribal: Eoin Ó Broin believes he is lucky his experience of violence during the Troubles was ‘very, very limited’, despite spending three years in the tense sectarian atmosphere of Belfast. Picture: Tom Burke

Eoin Ó Brion busking with Glen Hansard, Dave Odlum, and Mark Dighman in Dublin

Eoin Ó Brion busking with Glen Hansard, Dave Odlum, and Mark Dighman in Dublin

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Tribal: Eoin Ó Broin believes he is lucky his experience of violence during the Troubles was ‘very, very limited’, despite spending three years in the tense sectarian atmosphere of Belfast. Picture: Tom Burke

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has said he found Provisional IRA members who inflicted violence during the Troubles to be among the most committed to the peace process.

During a wide-ranging interview on Independent.ie's 'Floating Voter' podcast, Mr Ó Broin also discussed watching a local Sinn Féin activist being shot by a loyalist terrorist.

The Dublin Mid-West TD also said death threats were made against him by loyalist paramilitaries while he was serving on Belfast City Council from 2001 to 2004.