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Cllr Billy Leonard comments after the funeral of Kevin McDaid

1 June, 2009

Sinn Féin Councillor in Coleraine, Billy Leonard has commented on the dignity and respect displayed at the funeral of Sectarian murder victim Kevin McDaid.

“The dignity of the funeral and pleas for no retaliation stand in stark contrast to the vicious hate filled circumstances by which Kevin lost his life.

“His wife Evelyn and sons have gone through the long period up to Kevin’s funeral with bravery and quiet solemnity: they deserve praise for that alone.

“Coleraine is now challenged to take meaningful steps forward; nobody can be excluded from this work. We all have been challenged to move on to a different level of endeavour and dialogue.” ENDS

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