Cork councillor received death threat after criticising funeral attendance

Cork councillor received death threat after criticising funeral attendance

A Cork city councillor says he received a death threat after criticising large attendances at a Traveller funeral.

Ken O'Flynn hit out after more than 100 people went to a funeral in his area recently.

He claimed social-distancing rules were not being enforced for Traveller events.

The councillor says he received a death threat shortly after making the comments in a radio interview.

"I received a call from a United States number. The call was quite nasty and a lot of expletives were used," he said.

"I resulted in putting down the phone. Twelve telephone calls later, I took another call from that number and I was threatened with my life, told they were coming around to put me in the ground."


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