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DUP Councillor​s refuse to participat​e in minutes silence

18 May, 2011

Sinn Féin Chairperson of Cookstown Borough Council has criticised the refusal of the 3 DUP Councillors to participate in the minutes silence observation in respect of the Mother of the outgoing Chairperson and the sister of a Council Official.

Councillor Sean Clarke said:

"I regret the disrespect shown by three DUP Councillors in refusing to stand in respect for the mother of our outgoing Chairperson and the sister of a Council Officer during the Council AGM. Although this is not the first time DUP councillors behaved in this disrespectful manner I had thought that given the example shown by the Party's Leadership and its attendance at the recent funeral of PSNI Officer Ronan Kerr that this unacceptable behaviour would be a thing of the past.

"I would appeal to these Councillors to join us in building better community relations by showing mutual respect for each other." CRÍOCH

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