Shocking: Contrary to what Higgins said, PSNI claim there was no security risk that forced him to fly to Belfast – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
November 7, 2018

Shocking: Contrary to what Higgins said, PSNI claim there was no security risk that forced him to fly to Belfast

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The PSNI have staunchly denied claims that the Irish President Michael D Higgins was forced to take a private jet to Belfast due to a lack of security.

According to BBC News, the police service of Northern Ireland rejected the claims after, President Higgins claimed that he was unable to travel by car.

The claim which was made back in May when President Higgins travelled to Queen’s University has reportedly angered police officials in the North who told BBC news that the claim was simply not true.

It is believed that President Higgins travelled by plane to Belfast City Airport and that his personal car was driven to Belfast to meet him there.

In a brief statement released to the BBC, a PSNI spokesperson said that it was simply inconceivable that that the President of Ireland would not have been afforded security if it had been requested.

The issue was apparently raised during a presidential debate on The Pat Kenny Show on Wednesday night.

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