Ballysillan row rumbles on…

This Ballysillan row continues. According to the BBC the City Council insists that the booking was made in the name of a resident’s group. Sinn Fein’s Margaret McClenaghan is adamant that “No matter how you try to dress it up, it was in support of a unionist paramilitary group, namely north Belfast UDA”. Hmmm…

  • Pete Baker

    “No matter how you try to dress it up..”

    A residents’ group, indeed…

  • Nestor Makhno

    It always amazes me how Belfast City Councillors distance themselves from the decisions of their own Council. (“It wasn’t me; big boys did it”)

    Week in, week out – you have some councillor quoted in the local papers deploring the actions of the Council. Are they not supposed to be running this institution? What’s going on here?

    Are they suggesting that the civil servants are running the show without their say so?

  • Yokel

    Oh for gods sake, of course they aren’t running it. That’d be too much to ask…

    We all know that many ‘residents groups’ have fairly interesting memberships, perhaps this one is no exception.