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Male Arrested In Thurles In Connection With Attack On TD Martin Kenny

A male, believed to be from the Thurles area, is currently being detained at Thurles Garda Station, under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The arrest follows investigations by Gardaí into an arson attack, last week, on the car of a democratically elected Sinn Fein representative Mr Martin Kenny, at his home in Aughavas, near Ballinamore in Co. Leitrim.

The arson attack, targeting Deputy Kenny’s motor vehicle, [a married father of four children], occurred some days after he received death threats.

These death threats followed an earlier speech given in Dáil Éireann, where the forty-eight-year old Mr Kenny, slammed fear-mongering and unnecessary hysteria, being whipped up by members of the far right movement, in relation to immigration.

A Garda statement last night stated: “Gardaí in Leitrim investigating an incident of criminal damage by fire which occurred in the Aughavas area of Co Leitrim at approximately 2.30am on 28th October 2019, have today arrested a male aged in his mid-40’s”.

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