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RTÉ’s Emer O’Neill subjected to ‘nonstop’ online abuse since Tommy Tiernan callout

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, she revealed that a “horrendous influx of hate speech and threats” flooded her inbox after she put Tommy on blast.

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Emer O'Neill

Emer O'Neill

Emer O'Neill

RTÉ presenter Emer O’Neill has said that she received thousands of “triggering and traumatic” messages from trolls after speaking out against Tommy Tiernan over a stereotypical joke at one of his shows.

The Bray native left the Vicar Street gig soon after the comedian told the offensive joke onstage, later writing online: “A night that was to be fun and full of laughter turned sour with a way too close to the bone joke”.


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