Boy’s murder celebrated by some

A video celebrating the murder of Catholic boy Michael McIlveen is doing the rounds in Ballymena. It only came to light after it was sent to a Protestant friend of the victim. It seems the kicking of this child to death has struck a particular chord with some British loyalists as McIlveen’s name was also put on an Irish Tricolour ready to be burnt at a loyalist 11th Night bonfire in Ahoghill and elsewhere, already discussed at length here. Sinn Féin Councillor Monica Digney has even gone so far as to accuse DUP Councillor Roy Gillespie of helping to build the Ahoghill bonfire without lifting “a finger to get these flags removed or use their influence in any way”.