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Ó Donnghaile slams second sectarian attack on St Matthews

9 March, 2011

Sinn Féin representative for East Belfast Niall Ó Donnghaile has slammed those responsible for a second sectarian attack within a week on St Mathews chapel in the Short Strand.

Speaking this morning Mr Ó Donnghaile said:

“This attack is deplorable. It comes only days after an earlier attack on the chapel which caused considerable damage. Parishioners going to mass on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, arrived to see red, white a blue paint daubed on the chapel.

“Those behind the attacks are a minority within their community and representatives from throughout East Belfast have been proactive in making it very clear that nobody, whatever side of the interface the live on, want or support these attacks.

“Again, today, we are echoing that call. Whoever is responsible needs to brought to justice and I would call for anyone with information to bring it to the PSNI.”

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