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Man jailed for two years for assaulting LGBT+ activist during anti-lockdown rally

The activist said she was indifferent to the sentence handed down but was glad that he admitted what he did.
Frank Greaney
Frank Greaney

15.34 19 Oct 2021


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Man jailed for two years for a...

Man jailed for two years for assaulting LGBT+ activist during anti-lockdown rally

Frank Greaney
Frank Greaney

15.34 19 Oct 2021


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A man has been jailed for two years for assaulting an LGBT+ activist, Izzy Kamikaze, during an anti-lockdown rally outside Leinster House last year.

Michael Quinn, of Malone Flats, Market Street, Ardee, Co Louth, admitted hitting her in the head with a large plank of wood, which had a tricolour attached to it.

Earlier that day, Ms Kamikaze - whose real name is Ruth O’Rourke - took part in a demonstration to show her support to frontline healthcare workers.

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Speaking outside court this afternoon, the activist said she was indifferent to the sentence handed down but was glad that he admitted what he did.

She said: "I had no agenda regarding the man being sentenced - I didn't come here gunning for a custodial sentence.

"At the same time, I think when somebody swings a weapon at another person's head, it's only good fortune if that person stands up again."

Main image: File photo. Picture by: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

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