Repeal campaigner accuses anti-abortion campaigner of ‘sustained attack’

Janet O’Sullivan issues statement to the media in relation to Save the 8th spokesman

Niamh Ui Bhriain, head of the Save the 8th campaign, with spokesman John McGuirk. Photograph: Alan Betson

Niamh Ui Bhriain, head of the Save the 8th campaign, with spokesman John McGuirk. Photograph: Alan Betson

A prominent campaigner for the repeal side in the upcoming abortion referendum has accused the spokesman of the Save the 8th campaign of mounting a “sustained attack” on her through social media.

In a statement on Friday, Janet O’Sullivan, who also goes by Janet Ní Shúilleabháin, said the dispute centred on remarks she made on Twitter following the death of former Fine Gael TD Peter Mathews.

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