No cemetery protest

There was no protest or disturbances during yesterday’s Cemetery Sunday service at Carnmoney. Parish Priest Dan Whyte described it as:

“a good day for Carnmoney, it was also a good day for Rathcoole”.

  • bootman

    A good day when people dont protest cemetries. Outside Loyalist areas it is considered a normal day

  • lib2016

    The loyalist paramilitaries should be applauded when they get it right and they got it right this time. Let’s hope the unionist politicans can learn from them.

  • JR

    It’s good to see the sensible non-action of the Loyalists. I think with the lack of leadership from mainstream Unionist politicians is the reason why these people have come to a sensble decision without influence from middle class politicians who don’t live in the same streets as these people. Long may this continue. What there will develop out of this transition period is a rise in Loyalist Politics, just like what Sinn Fein went trough 25 years ago.

  • Concerned Loyalist

    The loyalist paramilitaries should be applauded when they get it right and they got it right this time. Let’s hope the unionist politicans can learn from them.

    Posted by lib2016 on Sep 04, 2006 @ 02:03 PM

    Well said, my thoughts exactly…

  • Concerned Loyalist

    “What there will develop out of this transition period is a rise in Loyalist Politics”

    Posted by JR on Sep 04, 2006 @ 02:22 PM

    I hope that what you say is true. For too long the working-class people of Ulster, loyalist or otherwise, have been let down by middle-class Unionism and Nationalism. I only ever see politicians in my area close to elections and the only reason they are then is to canvass for the votes of the loyalist people in my community. They promise the world but deliver ABSOLUTELY NOTHING…as Bob Dylan sang, “The Tomes They Are A’ Changing”.

  • Concerned Loyalist

    Should read “Times” and not “Tomes” on the last line…

  • Patrique

    Loyalists unfortunately didn’t vote for the “Loyalist” parties, they continued to be fooled by the DUP.

  • So what

    And the DUP is what exactly???????

  • Nationalist

    “The loyalist paramilitaries should be applauded when they get it right and they got it right this time” – Appluaded for what?

    Those loyalist terrorist morons always take a long time to work out that civilized people don’t act in their sub-human fashion. It has always taken time to sink through their thick shells how depraved their actions are.

    They don’t even see the stupidity of their arguement that their loved ones can’t “Rest in peace” due to the noise from the PA system used by the priest so all attending can hear the blessing ceremony – are they likely to be rudely awoken?

    It took months before the same morons realised that throwing bombs at 5 – 10 year old school girls was not a civilized act, and even then tried to justify their savage actions.

    There is nothing to appluad, the authorities should never have tolerated such actions of pure savage sectarian hatred spewed out by these “Loyalist Heros”!!

  • JR

    To Nationalist, you can condem Loyalists when ever they get it wrong, as in The Holy Cross debacle but when they get it right you also must say that they’ve got it right. Otherwise, how else do we get the militants to change their ways?

  • Bemu s e d

    “To Nationalist, you can condem Loyalists when ever they get it wrong, as in The Holy Cross debacle but when they get it right you also must say that they’ve got it right. Otherwise, how else do we get the militants to change their ways?”

    Sorry JR but this really gets my goat. Behaving like sub-human animals and then deciding to stop does not merit congratulations. Threatening to behave like sub-human animals and then announcing that you’re not, again, does not merit any sort of congratulations.

    Unionists have sought to apply this perverse logic to their odious antics for years – if you set fire to something you can’t expect plaudits for putting the fire out.

    Grow up, learn to behave and stop expecting thanks for doing so.

  • Patrique

    In response to “Nationalist” and “Bemused” could I remind them that Martin McGuinness was the Minister for Education.

    If they were in charge this could never have happened, Sinn Fein would be banned and hounded from the scene.

    As one who used to argue that the broadcasting ban should be lifted on Sinn Fein, to encourage them into politics, I must also argue that we support the efforts of Loyalists to get into politics.

    To the person who asked “What are the DUP” the answer is politicians, hoping for a United Ireland in a Fianna Fail/DUP coalition. That would put a stop to Sinn Fein forever.

    The “Loyalist” parties were/are the PUP and UDP.The DUP are professionals.