A Donegal man aroused anger online after he claimed to have destroyed his grandmother’s polling card and hid her walking frame to prevent her from voting for her preferred candidate.

Twitter user @sireacht wrote “My granny was going to vote for Peter Casey or that other racist guy so I ripped up her polling card and hid her walking frame, she’s going nuts. #VoteLeft #TransferLeft”, including an image of a torn up polling card and an apparent WhatsApp exchange with his grandmother.

This was met with outrage online, with angry responses flooding in almost immediately.


When confronted about the tweet, the user replied “What do you care? She’s only an old racist”, and tauntingly said “#IVoted My granny didn’t”.