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Labour TDs 'receive threats they'll be urinated on' for Sinn Fein criticisms - politician claims


Labour TD Michael McCarthy

Labour TD Michael McCarthy

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Labour TD Michael McCarthy

A Labour politician was warned that he and his colleagues will be "urinated on" after he criticised Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams's five-star trip to the US, it was claimed.

Cork South West TD Michael McCarthy told independent.ie that his office received threatening phone calls and emails following an interview on RTE's 'Morning Ireland' today.

Mr McCarthy, who was defeated in the Labour deputy leadership contest, accused Sinn Fein of hypocrisy over its hosting of a $US500-a plate dinner in Manhattan.

It's emerged that the Labour backbencher has received a furry of abuse, via phone calls and emails, since he criticised the Sinn Fein leadership.

Mr McCarthy claimed that he was told that he and his party colleagues would be "urinated on" as a result of his criticism.

"Sinn Fein cannot accept criticism either internally or externally," Mr McCarthy said.

"As always, their keyboard warriors and online trolls launch a concerted campaign against people who criticise them. We saw the sickening manner in which abuse victim Mairia Cahill was treated after going public with her ordeal. This is just another example of how Sinn Fein supporters operate," he added.

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