News has broken this evening that the daughter of the much maligned ex British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has joined the Republican group Saoradh An Iúir.
Carol Thatcher has announced on her twitter feed that she was ‘proud and honoured’ to become an active member of the Newry Republican Movement.
The news has been met with outrage by Republicans in the city.
Newry Saoradh An Iúir spokesman Stephen Murney told Newry Spud:
“We accept applications from all quarters. The Honourable Carol Thatcher sent in her application and after careful review we thought she was a perfect fit for the party.
Her experience in national and international politics will help us greatly. She just rented a house in Parkhead and she will become a paid member of the party from next Monday.”