Loyalist leader dies…

PUP leader David Ervine, who helped broker the loyalist ceasefire in 1994, has died. Mr Ervine had been on a life support machine for a day, after a heart attack, stroke and brain haemorrhage.

  • Conor

    Help me out if I’m wrong here, but I’m pretty sure Glentoran are in Co Down. Why does it have anything to do with a Co Antrim board? BTW if anyone out there expected the entire Cliftonville support to remain quiet during a minutes speech for a UVF man they are obviously from another planet.

  • bertie

    Eddie

    “I would like to see all the unionists on this board answer, that is, what will your response be when Adams, McGuiness, Kelly pass on, will you express the same sympathy? ”

    You seen to have later focused your question specifically to UUP members. I am not one but I am a unionist and the answer to your question is “Oh yes andthe sympathy as in this occasion will be for the victims as these people are eulogised”

  • Realist

    yoggi,

    “I wonder was the Antrim f.a(do they exist), given the go ahaead by the IFA to hold a minutes silence to the uvf spokesman at the game last night”

    Yes, the County Antrim FA do exist – they organise and administer the County Antrim Shield competition.

    The decision to have a minute’s silence was taken by the CAFA, following a request by Glentoran Football Club – Mr Ervine was a lifelong supporter of Glentoran Football Club.

    The IFA were not involved in the decision making process.

    “If so, would the chairman of the premier league Bobby Jameson, have had a say in the matter”

    No, he wouldn’t.

    “Mr Jameson’s brother was the senior uvf commander in Portadown, who was killed during an internal loyalist drug feud a number of years ago”

    And your point is?

    Are we all now accountable for the actions of our brothers and other family members?

    I would recommend caution in how you answer that!

  • Realist

    Conor,

    “Help me out if I’m wrong here, but I’m pretty sure Glentoran are in Co Down. Why does it have anything to do with a Co Antrim board?”

    The County Antrim Shield is competed for by clubs from County Antrim and those from Belfast.

    “BTW if anyone out there expected the entire Cliftonville support to remain quiet during a minutes speech for a UVF man they are obviously from another planet”

    Totally agree – although I presume you mean silence, not speech.

  • Conor

    Ah, didn’t realise that Realist. And yes, I did mean silence 😉