A SINN Fein property has been razed to the ground in an apparent arson attack in south Armagh.
The portable building in the Ford Cross area, close to Silverbridge, was used by the Burns Moley cumann as both a meeting place and for storage.
It said a number of historical artefacts were also destroyed in the blaze.
Councillor Colman Burns condemned the incident, which took place in the early hours of Thursday morning.
“We believe this cowardly attack was perpetrated by a criminal gang whom we consider has connections to MI5,” he said. [added emphasis]
“This gang was also responsible for recent defacement of both council property and various other premises, including the Sinn Fein office in Crossmaglen.”
We are reader supported. Donate to keep Slugger lit!
For over 20 years, Slugger has been an independent place for debate and new ideas. We have published over 40,000 posts and over one and a half million comments on the site. Each month we have over 70,000 readers. All this we have accomplished with only volunteers we have never had any paid staff.
Slugger does not receive any funding, and we respect our readers, so we will never run intrusive ads or sponsored posts. Instead, we are reader-supported. Help us keep Slugger independent by becoming a friend of Slugger. While we run a tight ship and no one gets paid to write, we need money to help us cover our costs.
If you like what we do, we are asking you to consider giving a monthly donation of any amount, or you can give a one-off donation. Any amount is appreciated.