Friends of a Former Irish Republican
POW, Paddy Murray believe he has been left 'high and
dry' by local politicians and in particular, Sinn
Fein, after a pipe bomb exploded at his home yesterday
Politicians and what one man described as "the
usually most vocal and outspoken Sinn Fein representatives"
for the area have the man said, "remained silent
in the press about the bomb attack at the home of
a former prisoner", which is one of four bomb
attacks throughout the North in less than 2 days at
nationalist homes in Antrim, Derry and Downpatrick.
Spokesman for Progressive Unionist Party in Antrim,
Ken Wilkinson has strenuously denied any UVF involvement
in the bomb attack at Mr Murray's home. Despite, growing
evidence of a UVF split in neigbouring towns in Antrim.
the signing of the GFA in 1998 more than 2000 Catholics
have fled (been forced out by Loyalists) from Carrickfergus,
Larne and Antrim Town. Antrim Town itself, accounts
for more than 1400 people in the perceived catholic
Antrim PUP Chairman, Ken Wilkinson has previously
accompanied loyalist crowds that gathered at St Malachy's
Catholic High Antrim and it is widely believed by
local Catholics that a Loyalist campaign at the school
has been maintained since April 2001.
bomb attack at Paddy Murray's home is the most recent
in a series of attacks. The former republican prisoner
has been warned by the Police in Antrim on a number
occasions that his name is on Loyalist death lists.
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