DUP Cllr appears in Court in relation to Facebook comments over Castlederg parade

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – August 22, 2013 Facebook News Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North DUP Cllr appears in Court in relation to Facebook comments over Castlederg parade Previous articleCalifornian Gallagher seeks Donegal home for unique surf board!Next articleNorthwest public warned again over potentially life threatening cookers News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry DUP councillor Ruth Patterson has appeared in court to face a charge of sending a message on a social networking site that was grossly offensive.It relates to a Facebook comment she made about an imaginary attack on a republican parade in Castlederg.57-year-old Ms Patterson appeared at Belfast Magistrate’s Court. Her lawyer said she would be contesting the charge.Earlier this month Belfast DUP Cllr was arrested in relation to comments she made about a planned republican parade in Castlederg.In a conversation on Facebook, she had responded to someone else’s post about an imaginary attack on the parade in Castlederg in which several people including Sinn Féin figures are killed.Cllr Patterson did later apologise, she said her comments were “completely incompatible with the polices of the Democratic Unionist Party and what is expected of me as an elected representative”.Her supporters at the hearing included DUP Health Minister Edwin Poots and East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson.Junior minister Jonathan Bell accompanied Ms Patterson into the court. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more