Gardai to investigate new Traveller YouTube video

Senior Garda detectives are this week investigating the possible re-emergence of Traveller-related feuding in Longford after a fresh series of threats were posted on social media site YouTube, writes Liam Cosgrove.

Senior Garda detectives are this week investigating the possible re-emergence of Traveller-related feuding in Longford after a fresh series of threats were posted on social media site YouTube, writes Liam Cosgrove.

The newly published material labelled ‘Longford Nevins call out Joe Joyce’ appeared on the internet earlier this month. It shows two men dressed in dark clothing and wearing balaclavas voice a succession of intimidatory remarks in the direction of the Mr Joyce referred to in the video.

The images, lasting just over two minutes in duration and uploaded on November 1, were taken from an unidentified location.

Its emergence comes almost nine months to the day after 16 members of two Traveller families were ordered to enter a peace bond relating to inflammatory recordings that were likewise posted on the internet.