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Beggs contrasts reflective walk with antagonistic plaque

With many residents of Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey having moved out from North Belfast during the course of the troubles, Roy Beggs, East Antrim MLA has contrasted the reflective walk that has occurred on the Shankill Road with the erection of an antagonistic plaque at Ardoyne. Roy Beggs, Ulster Unionist MLA said ‘On the 20th anniversary of the Shankill bomb at Frizzell’s Fish Shop I would commend those who have organised the dignified reflective walk revisiting the 5 bomb sites in which 25 civilians were killed and hundreds injured. This walk stands in great contrast with those who decided to erect a antagonistic plaque in the Ardoyne area to remember the bomber who inflicted so much pain and was himself killed by his own bomb. Thomas Begley’s family are of course entitled to remember their family member but I am aware of the pain that has been caused and the adverse effect … Continue reading

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Roy supports Larne Jubilee Roundabout

Ulster Unionist Party MLA Roy Beggs Jnr has criticised a Sinn Fein campaign against the awarding of planning approval for a decorative Crown Structure marking the Queen’s Jubilee at a roundabout in Larne as ‘petty, sectarian and confrontational’. SF MLA McMullan who lives in Cushendall, 25 miles north of the relevant roundabout at Circular road, wrote a badly spelt and punctuated objection letter referring to creating a ‘flashpoint’. The 49 other objections were from people who signed a standard letter, none of whom are demonstrated as being local to the site. Ulster Unionist MLA for East Antrim Roy Beggs Jnr said: “It is disappointing, although predictable that Sinn Fein should be campaigning against an environmental improvement scheme, which at the very least has created an interesting, and in most people’s opinion, an attractive feature out of an otherwise nondescript roundabout. To my knowledge no local residents have any problem with … Continue reading

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