This is the latest part of an undercover investigation into the tacit and sometimes overt support for antifascist harassment among elements of the Irish media and political class. We advise you to listen to all leaked audio and read all leaked data in full before reading the below article. All audio can be found on our Youtube. Audio has been edited in parts for legal reasons, as well as to protect the names of third parties.
Roisin Nic Lochlainn is the recently elected Vice President of NUIGSU, as well as their new Officer for Welfare & Equality. She was also the chairperson of Ógra Shin Féin’s branch in NUIG until relatively recently. It is unknown to this publication exactly when she left this position.
In a recorded phone call with a representative from @IrishAntifa, Vice President Nic Lochlainn admits to ‘milkshaking’ Justin Barrett, head of the National Party. The video recording of the ‘milkshaking’ can be found here.
When discussing the incident, Nic Lochlainn said: “oh my god it felt so good like, honestly, like, amazing”. It should also be noted that Nic Lochlainn had previously written articles espousing her belief that one should violently attack certain right wing actors, writing that you do not “debate fascists, you smash them.”
Vice President Nic Lochlainn goes on to ask our investigator if we “have many” students on our list of ‘far-right’ students. She then went on to ask “do you want me, and obviously whoever else you’re involved with, to send you on people as well?”
When asked about whether she or Ógra Shinn Féin in NUIG had contacts if “things got physical,” Ms. Nic Lochlainn answered in the affirmative. She stated she was happy to pass on names. She laughed about another anti-racist activist as being “all talk.”
Ms. Nic Lochlainn detailed plans by Ógra Shinn Féin to protest outside Deputy Grealish’s office and that they would “play it by ear” and “keep a milkshake at hand.” Noel Grealish is an Independent Galway TD who had made comments sceptical of migration at a protest in Oughterard, and had later gone on to question the level of remittances being sent from Ireland and whether Gardaí had sufficient knowledge of the source of such remittances. When asked later about Ógra being willing to “get physical” with people, again Ms Nic Lochlainn answered in the affirmative.
Inquiries around “sympathetic left-voices in media,” saw the incoming VP for Welfare and Equality hand over the names of individuals, including some journalists, as well as contact information.
Officer Nic Lochlainn was unavailable for comment.
Full link to the recording can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlMRwakWD-c&feature=youtu.be