Beggs in sectarian jibe row over integrated school location

Controversy has been sparked after a meeting of the NEELB decided to overturn its decision to locate a new integrated school for the predominantly catholic village of Carnlough and instead vote to site the school in the predominanly protestant Glenarm village.
The decision was taken after the former MP and vice-Chair of the NEELB, Roy Beggs, declared to the meeting that Carnlough was a “cold house for unionism”, an intervention that, in the opinion of Sinn Fein’s Oliver McMullan, seems to have swayed votes in favour of Glenarm.