Fiona Ryan  and her finance Jonathan Mathis left the country with their young son   recently after experiencing online abuse following their participation in an advertising campaign for Lidl supermarket.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Twitter has defended how it deals with harmful content after a mixed-race Co Meath couple left Ireland following a death threat and abusive and racist(...)

Fiona Ryan with Jon Mathis have had ‘huge support’ and spent the weekend in Ireland with family, but plan to leave again. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A mixed-race Co Meath couple, who have left Ireland after a death threat and abusive and racist comments online , say they will not speak publicly aga(...)

Fiona Ryan and Jonathan Mathis received abuse after they featured in an advertising campaign for the Lidl supermarket chain. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A mixed-race Co Meath couple who appeared in an ad campaign for supermarket chain Lidl has decided to leave Ireland after being subjected to abuse onl(...)

  Fiona Ryan and Jonathan  Mathis  feature in an advertising  campaign for the Lidl supermarket chain. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Hate legislation is in preparation in Ireland but it is a difficult issue to get right because the Government does not want to do anything to “stifle (...)

Fiona Ryan with Jon Mathis, who experienced online abuse after featuring in an ad campaign for the Lidl supermarket chain. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

A mixed-race Co Meath couple say they may leave Ireland after being subjected to abuse online following their participation in an advertising campaign(...)