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No censure for UUP Mass goers

Published 08/04/2011

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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