Rose of Tralee organisers defend security after on-stage protest

The man, who was dressed as a priest, had purchased a ticket

Rose of Tralee organisers defend security after on-stage protest

Image via @RTE_Ents on Twitter

Organisers of the Rose of Tralee Festival say they are satisfied adequate security measures are in place at the event.

It comes after a man in the audience - who was dressed as a priest - walked onto the stage while the Cavan Rose was being interviewed by Dáithí Ó Sé last night.

The protester had purchased a ticket for the event.

He was removed from the stage by security personnel before being taken away by gardaí.

He was founder of the British-based 'Fathers 4 Justice' group, Matt O'Connor.

They quickly claimed responsibility on Twitter.

The show, which continues tonight, resumed after a short break.