Unionist Councillors Veto ‘Freedom’ Move for ‘Goodwill’ Reverend

Unionist councillors in Limavady have vetoed a move to give the Freedom of Limavady Borough to a Protestant clergyman hounded from the town 20 years ago following his decision to shake hands with a Catholic priest and attend the re-opening of a catholic church which had been bombed by loyalists. Rev. David Armstrong subsequently received death threats from loyalists and faced a backlash within his presbyterian church, leading to his decision to leave the town. He is now an Anglican Minister in County Cork.
Ulster Unionist/ Conservative Party? councillor, Edwin Stevenson, commented last week of the proposed gesture, “This is something that unionists in the town will be very angry about.”