The Ulster Unionist Party’s Assembly Chief Whip, Steve Aiken MLA, has said that Sinn Fein’s Máirtín Ó Muilleoir should be held accountable for his behaviour in re-tweeting Barry McElduff’s offensive weekend post on Twitter.
Steve Aiken MLA said:
“The reprehensible and lamentable decision by Sinn Fein to suspend Barry McElduff from ‘all party activity’ for three months has exposed them for having a complete lack of compassion for IRA murder victims. The fact that they have also failed to address the complicity of Máirtín Ó Muilleoir in this appalling demonstration of disrespect to the Kingsmill victims and their families is an abhorrent dereliction of responsibility.
“Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has provided nothing but a completely shallow, pathetic apology for his endorsement of Barry McElduff`s social media post. Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is no clown. He is well across the use of social media and its implications. He is one of the most senior members of Sinn Fein`s Stormont team and his explanation about his involvement in this affair is scarcely believable.”