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Northern Ireland Health Minister sues Van Morrison over ‘very dangerous’ criticism

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister is suing Van Morrison after the singer labeled him “very dangerous” over handling of Covid-19 pandemic.

The legal action focuses on an incident at the Europa Hotel in Belfast in the summer, when Morrison took to the stage and criticised Robin Swann.

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The defamation proceedings also cite two further incidents when the singer elaborated on his views.

In the first incident, Morrison was challenged by a Sunday Life journalist, where he was reported to have labeled Swann a “fraud”.

The second incident relates to when the singer uploaded a video on YouTube in which he addressed his comments made at the Europa Hotel.

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In that video he once again criticises the Health Minister and labels him “dangerous”.

Legal proceedings are at an advanced stage and a hearing date is expected to be in early 2022.

IMAGE – “Van Morrison” by Norsk bokmål (CCBYSA3.0)

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