Danny Kennedy, Ulster Unionist MLA for Newry & Armagh, has condemned a bomb attack on Carnagh Orange Hall in South Armagh, which occurred on Friday evening.
Mr Kennedy said:
"I totally condemn this cowardly attack on Carnagh Orange Hall and its members. The members of the lodge have worked tirelessly as an integral part of the local community, and despite repeated sectarian attacks on their premises will continue to do so.
"I understand that a crude explosive device was used, and the hall has sustained minimal damage. This attack was also designed to intimidate the lodge members. However they will not bow down to intimidation and are determined that they will proceed with the charity events which they have planned for next weekend.
"It's time for the sectarian bigots who attacked Carnagh Orange Hall to get off the backs of the local community. I would appeal to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area to contact the police and share any information they have."