Donegal County Councillor Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig has reiterated his claim that Sinn Fein members came to his home and threatened him.
The claim was denied earlier today by Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty who claimed that Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig should consider his position on the council over the matter.
The Independent councillor alleged the threats resulted from the raising of a Cumann na mBan flag at a memorial slab to Kevin Brady in Mín na Leice in the Donegal Gaeltachta last Friday.
It is alleged that the men said that nobody but members of the Republican Movement had the authority to raise the Cumann na mBan flag.
But Deputy Doherty said that if one of their councillors made such an allegation and it turned out not to be true, then they would be expected to resign.
He said that if it was true then he should have gone to Gardai to report the matter.
However, in a statement this evening, Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said he was standing over his claims.
He said “Sinn Féin members did come to my house on Saturday morning accusing me of something I had nothing to do with.
“A member of the public rang me on Saturday morning to tell me that a Sinn Féin member threatened him in relation to an issue surrounding the raising of a flag.
“I am many things but I am not a liar the situation is very unfortunate but it is not of my making.
“Last Saturday the 21st I made efforts to resolve this by contacting Rosemount Resource Centre in Derry which provides mediation services who in turn contacted a very senior Sinn Fein member in Derry who then contacted a senior member of Sinn Féin in West Donegal.
“I will leave it to the Public to decide who is lying,” he said.