Cllr Ken O'Flynn says he received death threats

A Cork city councillor says he received a death threat after criticising large attendances at Traveller funerals. 

Ken O'Flynn hit out after more than 100 people went to some funerals in his area recently. 

He claimed social-distancing rules weren't being enforced for Traveller events. 

The councillor says he received a death threat shortly after making the comments in an interview. 

"I received a call from a United States number - the call was quite nasty and a lot of expletives were used, and I put down the phone.

"12 telephone calls later I took another call from that number - I was threatened with my life, and I was told they were coming around to put me in the ground."

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