Dublin Councillor Objects to Loyalist Protest January 8, 2013Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Independent Dublin City Councillor Cieran Perry has put a motion to today’s Central Area Committee meeting objecting to controversial loyalist leader Willie Frazer’s proposed protest in Dublin City Centre.
Cllr Perry said “Frazer and his sectarian bully boys should stay away from Dublin. The disgraceful scenes of loyalist thuggery currently on display in Belfast are not welcome in this, or any, city”
Frazer’s last public visit to Dublin, the infamous ‘Love Ulster’ march in February 2006, resulted in riots leaving at least 14 people injured. The Dublin Chamber of Commerce estimated that the violence cost over €10 million in damage and lost earnings for Dublin city traders.
Cllr Perry commented “It is clear from the violence provoked by Frazer’s Love Ulster march in 2006 that he doesn’t care how many people get injured during his publicity stunts. Frazer is a dangerous egoist”
Frazer has a controversial history having been turned down for a license to carry a personal protection firearm by the authorities due to his links with loyalist paramilitaries. A so-called ‘victims group’ set up by Frazer has also run into trouble with European Union grants revoked in 2011 because of “major failures” in the organisation’s spending. Families Acting For Innocent Relatives (Fair) received almost €2 million in grants from the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) and the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister. Both funders have now halted all grants and the SEUPB has demanded the return of more than £350,000.
Cllr Perry continued “City centre traders, their customers and the ordinary citizens of Dublin should not have to suffer intimidation and threats from Frazer and his cohorts. I expect unanimous support for my motion from all the Central Area councillors”
This committee objects to Willie Frazer and his sectarian bully boys protesting in Dublin City Centre. The disgraceful scenes of loyalist thuggery currently on display in Belfast are not welcome in Dublin. City centre traders and their customers should not have to suffer similar intimidation.
For further information contact Cllr Cieran Perry firstname.lastname@example.org