Northern Ireland

Joe Brolly instructs lawyers following social media posts by Conor McGregor after Dublin riots

GAA pundit Joe Brolly.
GAA pundit Joe Brolly. GAA pundit Joe Brolly.

GAA pundit Joe Brolly has said his lawyers are examining social media posts about him.

The barrister and podcast host revealed he had instructed solicitors in a post to the X platform.

The claim follows posts about him made by mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor after riots in Dublin that followed a knife attack on children and a carer.

Mr Brolly had criticised X posts made by the UFC fighter following the attack, which prompted further posts about the former Derry GAA footballer from McGregor.

On Saturday, Mr Brolly wrote: "My lawyers are examining tweets about me from an individual."

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He did not name the individual, but added: "These include incitement to hatred, violence and defamation."

On the day of the riots in Dublin, McGregor wrote in a post: "Ireland, we are at war."

The fighter's comments were criticised by Mr Brolly at an event in Dublin's 3Arena last Tuesday.