Tommy Tiernan reported to police over jokes at Belfast stand-up show
Police in Northern Ireland confirmed they received a complaint after a Tommy Tiernan stand-up show in Belfast.
Tiernan performed at Ulster Hall in the city on Sunday night.
It's reported that a number of audience member "had to get up and leave" in protest at some political jokes told in the show.
Local DUP councillor Dale Pankhurst tweeted that some had been in touch with him over the "contentious" comments.
Received numerous calls from Unionists who had to get up and leave the Tommy Tiernan concert (actor in Derry Girls) in the Ulster Hall due to comments made regarding contentious issues. Understand some have asked for a PSNI investigation to be started.
— Cllr Dale Pankhurst (@Dale_Pankhurst) March 10, 2019
Belfast newspaper Irish News is reporting that Tiernan, who's from Meath, made remarks about Bloody Sunday and told unionist parties to "f*ck off to Israel".
The Irish Post meanwhile reports that the DUP's Arlene Foster, Sammy Wilson and British Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley were singled out by the comedian.
The PSNI told the Irish Independent that it did receive one complaint about comments made during the show but said that they "did not constitute a criminal offence."
Tiernan is currently touring wth his new stand-up show Paddy Crazy Horse.