Condemnation of pro-IRA graffiti close to Enniskillen bomb memorial

DUP Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA Deborah Erskine and Enniskillen DUP Councillor, Keith Elliott have both condemned those responsible for spraying IRA graffiti on the wall of the Clinton Centre, close to the Enniskillen Bomb Memorial.

By Deborah Erskine MLA

Fermanagh & South Tyrone

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Deborah Erskine MLA said, “This is a wholly despicable act. Those responsible should be utterly ashamed for trying to whip up public tensions. The IRA was a terrorist organisation who killed and murdered scores of people. They do not deserve any public show of support.

This is also criminal damage to a property. I have reported this incident to the Police and I hope those responsible are caught. They must pay for this act.

No doubt this incident will upset Enniskillen Bomb families. This graffiti is very close to the memorial that Enniskillen Bomb families placed in remembrance of their loved ones. A few short weeks ago I joined with those families in a dignified remembrance event on the 8th November. The respect of those families is in sharp contrast to those that carried out this disgusting graffiti incident, in such a public way.”

Cllr Keith Elliott added, “I am shocked to see this graffiti on a public building, which is close to a memorial to 12 innocent people killed by the IRA. There was no justification for IRA terrorism in Enniskillen or anywhere else.

Causing hurt to the good people of Enniskillen is shameful. We will not allow anyone to drag us back to dark days.

I ask anyone to come forward with information they may have on this incident to the PSNI.”

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