View Irish language version of this page JOIN US DONATE

Cllr Denise Mullen: Unionists Returning the Threat of Violence to Northern Politics

Speaking on mounting tensions in the North, Aontú Deputy Leader & Candidate for Fermanagh South Tyrone, Cllr Denise Mullen, has criticised Unionist Politicians ratcheting up the tensions and inciting violence for political gain.


Cllr Mullen: “This is a tried and tested tactic of extremist Unionist politicians, to enhance their electoral prospects. In only the last week, we have seen Foreign Minister Simon Coveney rushed off stage due to a bomb threat, after allegedly the UVF hijacked a van at gunpoint. UUP Leader Doug Beattie saw his constituency office attacked on Sunday. All the while, the UVF terrorist group have pledged to escalate their actions against Irish politicians in the run-up to the election. These are the latest actions in a series of flaring tensions to bolster extreme Unionist voters. Sammy Wilson and Ian Paisley Jr have both suggested there would be violence if the Protocol endures. The offices of Alliance Party MP Stephen Farry MP, were vandalised with graffiti saying ‘RIP GFA.’ We have seen racist graffiti making death threats to the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar saying ‘My Ode to Leo Varadkar: We have a Noose, We have a Tree.’ The long list goes on.”


“These are the tactics of politicians who cannot let go of Orange supremacy, and accept nationalists having a voice in the public square. All of these threats and actions are designed to maximise their electoral gain, and to oppose a legal framework for the Brexit they voted for. The DUP/TUV must abandon their courtship of paramilitary violence and their ‘at all costs’ opposition to the Protocol negotiated to facilitate their Brexit.”

By Aontú Press | 29 March, 2022

Related Posts

The Irish political system is radically broken

In Ireland the vast majority of elected representatives put a finger in the air to check which way the political wind is blowing. They have one eye on their leaders – seeking brownie points – and another eye keeping their seat safe. If elected reps shut up and do as they’re told, they are promoted; if they stand up for what they believe in, they are demoted. No wonder we have the political class we have. No wonder one point one billion euro is being buried in a hole under the National Children’s Hospital and that Stormont is in stalemate.

Throughout Ireland, many people are now afraid to say what they feel, many are afraid to respectfully engage on a range of different topics. Many feel there is a new censorship and a new political correctness in Ireland, that opposition to the establishment is being deleted.

Respectful opposition is not the enemy. Respectful opposition is a critical element of a functional democracy. Aontú will have the backbone to stand up, without fear, for you.