Jarlath Burns, a former GAA star turned BBC sports commentator, has been lobbing missiles at culture minister Nelson McCausland. addressing a Sinn Fein gathering in London, Burns accused the DUP minister of using 'a particularly bigoted piece of political chicanery' to block expansion of a Co down GAA club. The claim mystified McCausland who has no involvement in planning. On his BBC profile, Burns is described as 'not afraid to call it as it is'. This time he's called it as it isn't.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Jarlath Burns rebuked
Back on 27 February I commented on a speech by BBC sports commentator and former GAA player Jarlath Burns at a Sinn Fein sponsored conference in London. In the course of it Burns accused me of using 'a particularly bigoted piece of political chicanery' in relation to a development planned by Bryansford GAA Club. I responded to him and this was picked up by the Atticus column in the Sunday Times: