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Davy Tweed (born 13 November 1959 in Ballymoney, County Antrim) is a former Irish rugby international and an independent councillor on Ballymena Borough Council.


Political career

Tweed was elected as a DUP Councillor but in 2007 was among six Ballymena DUP councillors who refused to canvass for the party in the Assembly elections because of the parties policy to share power with Sinn Féin[1]. He resigned from the party having felt betrayed by the DUP's willingness to share power with republicans and continued his role in Ballymena Borough council as an independent.


On 29 October 1997, shortly after his election to Ballymena Council, Tweed was fined at Coleraine magistrates court for assault.[2]

On 22 September 2007, Tweed was stopped driving a car under the influence of alcohol. On 21 January 2008, North Antrim Magistrates Court banned him from driving for a year and handed down a £250 fine.[3]

Ulster television news 19 January 2009. Davy Tweed charged with sex offences, strict reporting restrictions were imposed.

22 May 2009, Davy Tweed was acquitted of the charges. Tweed thanked the jury after his three-week trial for "their total vindication of me by unanimously finding me not guilty of all counts".

By their verdicts the jury accepted Tweed's outright denials of "anything improper occurring" between him and the girls [4]


He won three caps for Ireland in the mid-1990s, with his first, against France in 1995.


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