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Decision to honour Martin McGuinness ‘toughest’ of Mayor’s political career

Thursday, 30 March 2017

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THE Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey has staunchly defended leading the unionist-dominated chamber in a minute's silence for Martin McGuinness.
UUP rep John Scott, whose niece was one of 10 people killed in the 1993 Shankill bomb attack, said that the decision to proceed with the tribute at Monday night's Council meeting was 'the toughest' of his long political career.
“I thought long and hard about it but I eventually decided it was the right thing to do," he said.
“The minute's silence was for the position Martin McGuinness held [as Deputy First Minister], not his activities before then."
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian

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