Paisley hid in car at Slane after stopping for burger
DUP leader Ian Paisley was left cowering in a car in Slane while he waited for a burger and chips, according to newly released state papers.
The unbelieveable scene unfolded as the DUP leader was en route to Dublin for the trial of his party colleague, Peter Robinson.
The state papers reveal Paisley was nerous about being spotted by the local community in Slane after he stopped for the takeaway his way to the trial.
Inside the takeaway, his close associate barrister Desmond Boal ordered the takeaway and was questioned about whether or not it was Paisley in the car when the famous preacher was spotted by some local yotuhs.
'Nervous that he might be recognised, Paisley huddled inside the car in the car park while Boal went in to order hamburgers and Diet Coke for the DUP leader,' an Irish government official reported.
'In the meantime two local youths spotted Paisley in the car. Hotly denying (to their obvious amazement) that the occupant of the car was Paisley, Boal was forced to grab the food and to flee the scene without further ado.'
According to the documents which have been released under the 30 year rule, Paisley and Boal made the lunchtime stop while on the old N2 road to Dublin where Robinson was on trial for the 'invasion' in Clontibret, Monaghan the previous year.