|SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell MP MLA|
Newton Emerson comments on this in the Irish News today (1 December):
Sinn Fein and SDLP councillors in Newry and Mourne have voted to retain the name of a playground named after Raymond McCreesh, an IRA gunman caught with a weapon used in the Kingsmill massacre. The moral squalor of this is difficult to fathom.
IRA memorials are usually justified on the grounds that Northern Ireland has plenty of British war memorials.
Is there a playground anywhere named after a British equivalent of Raymond McCreesh?
If there is, do Sinn Fein and the SDLP consider that acceptable.
So once again, over to you, Belfast Telegraph, Irish News, Stephen Nolan ....... Oh, and perhaps church leaders, Protestant and Roman Catholic, could speak out on this as well.