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CulzieDate: Friday, 2017-07-07, 8:23 PM | Message # 1
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By Brett Campbell

Belfast Telegraph, July 7 2017

An Ulster Unionist MLA has slammed a council chairman for his "wicked and insensitive" comments about the Enniskillen bombing and accused him of "glorifying one of the IRA's most evil" killers.

Sinn Fein's Stephen McCann has provoked outrage by refusing to "go down the road of condemning" the Remembrance Day bombing which killed 11 people and left 63 injured in 1987.

Many of those who died in one of the most notorious atrocities in the Troubles were pensioners.

The West Tyrone councillor, who was appointed the chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council last month
The accomplished piper, who led the funeral cortege of Martin McGuinness through the streets of Londonderry earlier this year, also praised the man Arlene Foster believes tried to kill her father for doing his part to "set the tone for a peaceful resolution".

Seamus McElwaine was shot dead by the SAS in 1986 as he and current Sinn Fein MLA Sean Lynch tried to ambush an Army patrol near Roslea, Co Fermanagh. Lynch, a former IRA commander, was seriously wounded in the botched attack.
"It's people like Seamus McElwaine who have made it possible for people like me to come forward and do what I have to do without having to worry about going to jail," said Mr McCann. The council chair did describe the massacre as a "dreadful day" and said it was wrong - a point he stressed has already been acknowledged by Sinn Fein - but he stopped short of condemnation and refused to say other acts of IRA violence were wrong.

Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA Rosemary Barton branded his comments as proof of "a wicked and deeply flawed sense of reality". She said: "For the new chairman of the council to now refuse to condemn it and those who planted the bomb in the knowledge that civilians would die, is disgusting."

Ms Barton condemned the Poppy Day bombing as a "crime against humanity" and said McCann's "glorification of sectarian killer Seamus McElwaine is also particularly disturbing."

"He was one of the most evil of all the IRA's hit-men, creeping up and shooting innocent people when they were at their most vulnerable, before then cowardly running away into hiding again," she added.

"Sinn Fein claim they stand for equality, respect and integrity. But based on these comments, those words are meaningless when Sinn Fein use them."

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news....95.html


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CulzieDate: Wednesday, 2017-07-19, 9:15 PM | Message # 2
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SF council chairman won’t ‘go down road of condemning’ Enniskillen bombing

The Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has said he will not “go down the road of condemning” the ‘poppy day’ Enniskillen bombing which claimed the lives of 11 people. Mr McCann made the comments in an interview with Fermanagh based newspaper the Impartial Reporter.

In the 1987 bombing, a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb exploded near the town’s war memorial during a Remembrance Sunday ceremony in November. A total of 63 people were injured, in addition to the 11 people who lost their lives.

Councillor McCann, who took up the position of council chairman last month, told the Impartial Reporter: “People in my community have suffered as well and you can get into this thing of do you condemn this and do you condemn that? We are talking about an incident that happened 30 yeas ago, albeit still very raw in people’s minds and all the rest.” He added: “But how do you move forward? Do you dwell on the past? How do you bring this forward?”  

Read more at: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news....8045466


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