Stephen Neill is a Church of Ireland priest in Celbridge.
Today he posted a very strange story on Facebook.
Most interesting – Just had a phone call from someone claiming to be a non attending parishioner of mine urging me to tell my parishioners tomorrow to vote no –Had a fulsome and reasonably courteous debate but assured the said person (who only gave me a first name) that I would not be directing the congregation from the pulpit despite my own widely known views. After the phone call ended I did an internet reverse look up on the telephone number and discovered that the number was nowhere near my parish and was infact the number of a prominent solicitor used by a prominent organisation campaigning for a No vote! I decided to phone back and got the person (not incidentally the solicitor in question but they did admit their location) and same individual was a little bit rattled – I don’t know if said person is a parishioner and lives in my parish as they claimed but to me it was all a little less than transparent – This sort of behaviour only serves to undermine whatever cause a person is advocating – It certainly did nothing to weaken my resolve to vote YES
A prominent solicitor used by a prominent organisation campaigning for a No vote?
Now who could that possibly be? We’ll be up all night trying to figure it out.