Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

No censure for UUP Mass goers

The Orange Order will take no action against senior unionist politicians who attended the funeral of murdered police constable Ronan Kerr, it has emerged.

Ulster Unionist leader Tom Elliott, a former county grand master of the institution in Fermanagh, and fellow Orange member, the ex-Assembly deputy leader Danny Kennedy both attended the funeral in Beragh on Wednesday.

The ‘qualifications’ of the Order advise a member against attending a Mass.

But a senior source yesterday underlined that no action would be taken against individuals who went to the Requiem Mass for the Catholic police officer killed in Omagh on Saturday.

And a statement said: “It is important that the Kerr family know they have widespread support.”

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