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Mac Lochlainn criticises garda actions at Ruairí Ó Brádaigh funeral

10 June, 2013 - by Pádraig Mac Lochlainn

Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD has criticised the actions of Gardaí at the funeral of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh at the weekend.

He said;

“There appears to have been an extremely intrusive and heavy handed approach adopted by Gardaí at the funeral of the late Ruairí Ó Brádaigh in Roscommon at the weekend.

“I have heard of no evidence of any illegal activity to justify the presence of large numbers of riot clad gardaí and the surrounding of the graveside.

“These actions merely served to antagonise and upset mourners at a time of grief for the family and friends of Ruairi Ó Brádaigh.

“Funerals of all citizens should be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. The policing of Mr Ó Brádaigh's funeral on Saturday is a cause of concern.”


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