Gardaí investigate hoax e-mail

A hoax email which claimed to come from one of the top officials in Donegal County Council is being investigated by the Gardaí.

A hoax email which claimed to come from one of the top officials in Donegal County Council is being investigated by the Gardaí.

Several organisations and individuals, including the Donegal Democrat/DPP, received the document prior to last weekend.

The email that claimed to come from the senior County Council housing official and Town Manager of Ballyshannon, Liam Ward, claimed that he (Mr.Ward) was setting up a new extreme right-wing political party called ‘National Front Ireland’.

The hoax email stated, “This is Liam Ward of Donegal County Council. I am sick of n*****s in Donegal. We are starting a new political party. National Front Ireland. All are welcome to join, or to attend one of our meetings.”

Mr. Ward, who is director of services in the county council with responsibility for housing and corporate services has said quite categorically that the email “absolutely” did not come from him.

The County Council said the email was a hoax and is being investigated by the Gardaí.