Despite the attempted legal action on Saturday the Irish News names one of the two accused abusers (amended as per Ulick’s comment below) as Breige Meehan, a sitting councillor on Newtownabbey Borough Council. Sinn Fein claim that she was already suspended, but that they simply hadn’t informed the victim or the victim’s family. Once, again, I remind people to be very careful since Sinn Fein are warning there may be legal actions taken in respect of any false accusation regarding the party’s behaviour in this and the other case highlighted by yesterday’s Sunday Tribune.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty