The DUP have made a formal complaint to the Local Government Commissioner in Northern Ireland after Stephen McCann, the Council Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, refused to condemn the 1987 Enniskillen bombing.
A spokesman for the DUP said in a statement:
“The chairman’s failure to condemn the 1987 Enniskillen bomb and his glorification of convicted IRA terrorist Seamus McElwaine was outrageous and caused hurt to many. The chairman is the first citizen and should be marked as being someone who unites rather than divides. Councillor McCann has tarnished the chairman’s position”.
McCann is yet to comment on complaint, but said that he “wanted to speak for all”. His refusal to condemn the bombings was made in an interview with The Impartial Reporter.