A government minister and a former government minister, both TDs for Galway East say bags containing excrement were thrown at them at a meeting last night in Gort.

In a tweet, Minister of State for Disability Anne Rabbitte said herself and a government colleague were subject to the attack while attending a meeting.

Fine Gael deputy Cieran Cannon in a post on twitter overnight stated that a bag of excrement was also thrown at him.

They were both attending  a public meeting to discuss the approval of a controversial Biogas plant in Gort.

A number of TDs from across the political spectrum are calling online for the incident to be investigated by gardaí.

Midwest News has contacted both Minister Rabbitte and Deputy Cannon and are awaiting a response. 



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