Belfast Telegraph

I will talk to McElduff, says sister of murdered bus driver

Offer: May Quinn
Offer: May Quinn

By Cate McCurry

The sister of one of the Protestant workmen killed in the Kingsmill massacre said she would be willing to meet Barry McElduff.

The Sinn Fein MP apologised after he posted a controversial video of himself with a Kingsmill-branded loaf on his head on the anniversary of the sectarian atrocity.

May Quinn, whose brother Bobby Walker was driving the Glenanne minibus that was pulled over by the IRA in the 1976 attack in south Armagh, said she would speak to him after he offered to meet with victims' families.

Her brother was killed alongside nine others.

"My brother was one of the best men that walked the earth - wouldn't have harmed a fly," she said.

"I would meet him (McElduff), and he would take whatever I would say to him. And it wouldn't be very nice, I can tell you that.

"I don't know what sort of a person he is at all, making jokes about the dead.

"They never did apologise, and we know all the names."

Victims campaigner Willie Frazer, whose father was killed by the IRA in 1975, said the Kingsmill families have been left "devastated" by the video.

He also said that over the past two months he has received anonymous phone calls that used Kingsmill bread to mock the tragedy.

Mr Frazer called on Mr McElduff to apologise for the atrocity.

"His apology for the video is not good enough - he needs to condemn what happened that night," he said.

"Barry McElduff dropped his guard for a few minutes and made a stupid mistake by going ahead and putting it in the public domain.

"If he wants to rectify this it's easy - come out and condemn the actions of the IRA that night.

"He doesn't understand the hurt and impact he has on people.

"I have been getting phone calls about Kingsmill loaf and referring to the 10 people who were murdered - it's horrible."

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