Daniel O'Donnell warned he will be killed as a paramilitary threat is issued against musicians performing in Northern Ireland.
A general death threat has been issued against musicians from the Republic of Ireland who wish to perform in Northern Ireland, forcing Daniel O'Donnell to cancel a series of sell-out concerts.
Singer Daniel O'Donnell has cancelled a series of concerts in Northern Ireland because of a death threat. The threat was made in a phone call to Daniel O'Donnell's Viking House Hotel in Kincasslagh, County Donegal. The caller said O’Donnell would be killed if he went ahead with four sell out concerts to be held in the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, County Down.
The man did not say which organisation, if any, he represented, but it has since emerged that a hotel in Dublin received a letter in the name of a Loyalist group, containing a general warning against artists performing in Northern Ireland.
There is no indication this is a genuine threat from loyalists or that the paramilitaries have targeted a specific group from the south. Speaking on RTÉ Radio, Daniel O’Donnell says he would like to get confirmation about who is responsible for the threats.
If it’s a hoax call it would be very beneficial if the different organisations came out and said well were not involved in this.
Dickie Rock was also scheduled to play three concerts in Northern Ireland but due to the general threat, and the one made specifically to Daniel O’Donnell, he has decided to cancel the performances.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 18 July 1994. The reporter is Mark Little.