Well, it seems the old adage is correct: all good things really do come to an end. Take Angela Power-Disney’s recent (relative) silence on Facebook, for example. We’d grown accustomed to the sound of silence from that direction, but last week she started wheezing back to life after a month’s ban, and for the past several days she’s been spouting post after self-aggrandising post about her role in a drama that’s been playing out in the Irish courts.
It seems that Angie has thrust herself into the middle of a case involving a pregnant woman who was reported missing from a town in Northern Ireland. The court in Monaghan is hearing arguments as to whether the child—who was born late last week—ought to be removed from his parents’ custody, and Angie is right there in the thick of it, claiming to be acting as a “journalist”.
We first took note of Angela’s involvement last week, when she posted a plea for “character references”, with no explanation of what she was referring to:
She shared this to 45 people loyal troofers, most of whom live nowhere in the vicinity of the case.
Commenter Angiewatch explains:
This all took place last week; since then, Angie has posted breathlessly about how very hard she’s been working, what a heroine she is, and how many prayers will be needed. You know, the usual bollox.
Yesterday, though, she upped the ante: in addition to her usual semi-cryptic “you’ll only get this if you’re in the know” Facebook posts, she saw fit to livestream a “case update”. Here’s where things got really problematic.
In yesterday’s video, which we are not linking to for reasons we hope will be obvious, Angela claimed that she had been in the private family court case as a “journalist”, but had somehow been called upon to switch roles and act as the father’s McKenzie friend.
Aside from the laughable idea that Angela could act as a journalist—because even the rawest cub reporter knows that journos aren’t allowed into closed proceedings—the thought of her acting as a McKenzie friend is a chilling one.
In typical Angie fashion, she stated that the judge had reminded her that she would be in contempt of court if she reported on the case…and then she went ahead and reported on the case.
If merely reporting on a case which she is not supposed to be talking about weren’t enough, at one point she states the mother’s name; she then apologises to the judge, but says she cannot edit the name out. Then she has the father on to make a public statement; she speaks at length about the baby’s current status and case management details. Toward the end of the video she says that she is well aware that she’s breaking the law, and claims she’s not afraid to go to prison—”Bring it on!” she says.
Well, we’re taking her up on that offer. Yesterday we sent off an email to the court, with a link to Angie’s livestream update on the case. We’ll let you know if anything comes of it, and we’ll continue to follow this story.