‘Brass Monkey has support from majority of Newry people after threats’ – McNulty

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty has condemned those responsible for threatening the owners of the Brass Monkey pub in Newry. brass monkey1The threats were made after the owners flew flags representing representing Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Poland and the Czech Republic football teams. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “I was shocked to hear about the serious threats made against the owners of the Brass Monkey. The pub is a much loved establishment in Newry and they have been good neighbours to our constituency office which is only next door. “That they should be threatened in this way for trying to generate some business and inject some atmosphere during the Euros is disgraceful. “It is important that we let the owners know that they have the support of the vast majority of Newry people. “This is a fantastic summer of sport for all parts of Ireland. Most people have rightly embraced the qualification of both teams as a cause for celebration.
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May June 2016 updatedHe added, “It is only the extreme minority who will continue to use sport to divide, rather than unite our people. Their days are past. The rest of us will enjoy the tournament and hope both teams do well.”
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