‘Insulted’ by Book of Condolence

Thursday, 30 March 2017

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LOCAL TUV and DUP councillors have slammed the decision by the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Council (CC&G) to open a Book of Condolence for the former deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
Speaking as part of the TUV group Ballymoney Cllr William Blair described the move as "unnecessarily divisive act.... insulting to many victims of IRA violence." Whilst Cloughmills Alderman John Finlay, speaking on behalf of the DUP group that includes Cllrs Alan McClean and Ian Stevenson, also criticised the decision saying that Mr McGuinness had "inflicted misery and pain on many," and "communities suffered as a result of a protracted terrorist campaign in which he unashamedly participated and directed."
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