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Ó Muilleoir calls on DUP to clarify its position on housing in Carryduff

26 March, 2015

Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has called on the DUP to clarify its position over the allocation of homes in a new social housing development in Carryduff. 

Mr O'Muilleoir said; 

"Loyalists have erected UVF flags, painted fences and daubed slogans around the site where 42 social homes are being built in Killynure Green. Carryduff. 

"This behaviour is deplorable and is a clear attempt to mark out territory and create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation. 

"Despite this, Castlereagh DUP councillor Vikki Nelson said the erection of the flags and the slogans are linked to what she described as 'sectarian concerns' and fears that the houses would be allocated to people from the Markets and the Ormeau Road. 

"Both the councillor and her party need to clarify exactly what she means by these remarks

"Sinn Féin believes that all social housing should be allocated on the basis of need and not creed.

"We all have a responsibility to confront sectarianism in all its forms. I am calling on the DUP to make it clear that it won’t support any attempt to deny people much-needed homes on the basis of their religious belief.”

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