Traveller threats go online

A video showing a number of midlands based Travellers openly goading some members of a Longford Traveller family into a bare knuckle fight has appeared on internet site, Youtube.

A video showing a number of midlands based Travellers openly goading some members of a Longford Traveller family into a bare knuckle fight has appeared on internet site, Youtube.

The footage, taken from an unidentified location, shows a number of individuals make a series of threats and intimidatory remarks to members of a family living in Longford.

One of the men, who later takes off his shirt to reveal bruising to his lower back, shouts into the camera as darkness begins to descend.

“Why don’t you take off your skirts and come out and fight. I had nothing again ye people. You’re 28 years of age, I’m 44,” he yells.

Many more individuals, all of whom are men, join in during the recording. The video, lasting around ten minutes, has so far attracted over 2,000 views since it was first posted last Friday (November 4). A response, apparently from members of the Longford group, has also been recorded on YouTube and has been attracting viewers in recent days.